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WL M: Countdown to 23rd edition of World League nearly over

by WoV
source: fivb.org

The countdown to one of the most anticipated FIVB Volleyball World Leagues in recent memory has reached boiling point with the world’s premier annual men’s volleyball tournament set to begin on Friday. Preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games will not be far from many teams’ minds with the 23rd edition of the competition also expected to be one of the most hotly contested.


World League

This year the World League has a revised, compact format, running initially from May 18 to July 1, with the finals set to take place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia from July 4 to 8.

While the World League still features 16 teams, for the first time in the tournament’s history the Intercontinental Round will be played across four weeks with each country hosting all four teams in their respective pool on one weekend each.

The change in the competition format is to accommodate a busy schedule that includes qualification tournaments for the Olympic Games and also takes into consideration other sporting events ahead of the Olympics.

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