Poland will play in front of their fans in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Pools B2 and D2
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 25, 2016 - The FIVB and the Polish Volleyball Federation are pleased to confirm that two FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Preliminary Round pools will be played in Poland from June 3 to 12, 2016. Polish fans will be able to cheer on their team in Pools B2 and D2 at venues to be announced.
2016 World Grand Prix Group 2 consists of eight teams, including Poland, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bulgaria and 2015 Group 3 winners Kenya.
Tucuman, Argentina will host Pool A2 featuring Argentina, Bulgaria, the Dominican Republic and Kenya. Poland will host Pools B2 (including Canada, the Czech Republic, Poland and Puerto Rico) and D2 (including Argentina, Kenya, Poland and Puerto Rico). Pool C2 will be played by Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Preliminary Round format in Groups 2 and 3 consists of two four-team pools played over two weekends. A third weekend is then played by four teams in each group, including the hosts of the Group Finals and the top three teams from the first two weekends.
The 2016 editions of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and World League take place in the immediate build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The World Grand Prix Preliminary Round will be played from June 3-12 (Groups 2 and 3) and June 10-26 (Group 1). It will be followed by the Group 2 and 3 Finals from June 18 to 19 in Bulgaria and Kazakhstan respectively and the Group 1 Finals in Bangkok, Thailand from July 6 to 10.
Poland will also host the World League Group 1 Finals in 2016 from July 13 to 17. The World League Preliminary Round will be played from June 17 to 26 (Group 3) and June 17 to July 3 (Groups 1 and 2). The Finals will follow from July 1 to 3 (Group 3), July 9 to 10 (Group 2) and July 13 to 17 (Group 1).
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