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Watch: Fans gear up for historic FIVB Mens WCH opener

Passionate volleyball fans in Poland support their team in the opening match
Warsaw, Poland, August 31, 2014 – With fanfare compared to the NFL Super Bowl, a record number of volleyball aficionados flocked to the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland for the opening match of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2014.

A volleyball world record of more than 62,000 spectators attended the match against Serbia, with the majority decked from head to toe in Poland’s national colours, red and white.

The previous record for volleyball attendance  was 50,000 at the 1952 World Championships.

“Tonight’s celebrations in the National Stadium in Warsaw have set the new benchmark for volleyball events. We have entered a new era of sport entertainment and innovation never reached before,” FIVB President Ary Graça said following the spectacular event.

Re-live the historic event and watch as fans gear up to attend Saturday’s opening match:


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