Today, may 19 was supposed to start the League of Nations on volleyball among women’s teams. In the composition of its participants entered the 16 strongest national teams of the planet. It – USA (winner of the League of Nations 2019), Brazil, China, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Thailand, Serbia, Russia, South Korea and Canada (the winner of the Cup contenders FIVB 2019).
The tournament was to end the “Final six” from 1 to 5 July.
In connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus, women’s League of Nations postponed to 2021. The same 16 teams, beginning from may 7 next year, will hold the matches of the preliminary stage Turova system. And the final games will be held in late June in China.
As for men, the fights of the League of Nations this year was to begin on may 22. “The final six” was scheduled for 1-5 July in Turin, Italy. Men’s matches of the League of Nations also postponed to 2021. The tournament will take part 16 teams: Russia (winner 2019), USA, Poland, Brazil, Iran, France, Argentina, Italy, Canada, Japan, Serbia, Bulgaria, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia (winner of the Cup contenders FIVB 2019).
Recall that male and female national teams of Ukraine are currently members of the “Gold” of the Euroleague. In order to break into the League of Nations, they are at the preliminary stage it is necessary first of all to win their group, and then in the final tournament of the Euroleague, to occupy one of first two places to get into the Cup of FIVB challengers (from Europe in this tournament enter two teams, the other three places compete for the representatives of Asian, African, South, Central and North America). The sixth participant is the national team of the host country.
Only the winner of the “Final six” Cup contenders FIVB receives the right next season to play in the League of Nations.