Portugal to host 2016 World League Group 2 finals

14 November 2015

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 13, 2015 - Portugal will be the host of the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League Group 2 Finals, it was officially announced by FIVB.


The competition will be held over 9 and 10 July. The city will be confirmed at a later date. African Champions Egypt will be the African Representatives in the upcoming Group 2 of the World League after they won Group 3 in the 2015 edition.


Group 2 next year comprises of 12 teams who will compete in four-team pools over three weekends, before the top three plus hosts Portugal qualify to the Final Four.


The participating teams in Group 2 are Japan, the Netherlands, Canada, Finland, the Czech Republic, Cuba, Korea, Portugal, Egypt, Turkey, Slovakia and China. The eight teams competing in Group 2 in 2015 (Cuba, Canada, Japan, Korea, Czech Republic, Portugal, Finland, Netherlands) have been joined by wild cards China, Turkey, Slovakia and 2015 Group 3 winners Egypt.


Venues for the Group 1 Final Six (13-17 July) and Group 3 Final Four (1-3 July) will be announced at a later date.



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