Poland is no stranger to hosting high level volleyball events, having staged the FIVB World League Finals in 2010, 2007 and 2001 in addition to age-group World Championships and the inaugural edition of the World Cup.
Despite the Polish men’s team having won the World Championship title in 1974 and finishing second in 2006, at no stage have they hosted the key event.
The championship will feature 24 teams of which only the hosts are automatically qualified.
The volleyball matches of are scheduled to take place in the arenas of the following six cities:
– Bydgoszcz, “Hala Łuczniczka”
– Sopot/Gdańsk, “Ergo Arena”
– Katowice, “Spodek”
– Łódź, “Atlas Arena”
– Kraków, “Hala Czyżyny”
– Wrocław, “Hala Stulecia”
The FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship takes place every four years and the 2010 edition was hosted by Italy where Brazil secured their third straight title.
The winner of next year’s will qualify Men’s World Championship for the FIVB Volleyball World Cup in 2015, which is the first Olympic qualification event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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