2017 World League - Week 1


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2017 - Thirty-six teams began their 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League campaigns from June 2 to 4.

Where can I follow this year's World League?

Keep up with the latest news here.

And you will be able to find a host of information on the official website of the FIVB Volleyball World League, on the FIVB's social media accounts including the FIVB's YouTube page which will host live match streams, rally clips and more.

Check the Match Schedule to see when matches take place.

Group by Group, Week by Week

The 2017 edition of the World League will run from June 2 to July 8, 2017. The Preliminary Round will adopt the same format as the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Preliminary Round with three different venues hosting matches over each of the three weeks of play for group 1 and 2. In Group 3 the Preliminary Round will be played over two weeks.

Group 1
Group 1 features 12 teams. Among them, 11 played in Group 1 in 2016 (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Iran, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia and the USA). They will be joined by 2016 Group 2 winners Canada. The 2017 Group 1 Finals will take place in Curitiba, Brazil from July 4 to 8.

Group 2
Group 2  will also feature 12 teams – 10 ranked 14th to 23rd in the 2016 edition. The 10 teams competing in Group 2 in 2016 (China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey) have been joined by 2016 Group 3 winners Slovenia and Australia, who finished 12th in Group 1 in 2016. The Group 2 Finals will take place in Gold Coast, Australia on June 24 and 25.

Group 3
Group 3 also features 12 teams (Chinese Taipei, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Montenegro, Qatar, Spain, Tunisia, and Venezuela joined by Estonia and Austria). The Group 3 Preliminary Round will be played over two weekends in four-team pools, with the top 3 of the combined standings joining the hosts for a Final Four from June 16-18 in Leon, Mexico.

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