— Published 28 September 2023

Poland to host the World Cup in 2027

And a third. After 2014 and 2022, Poland will host the Men’s World Volleyball Championship for the third time in 2027. Surprisingly, the announcement was not made by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), but by the Polish Prime Minister. Mateusz Morawiecki took advantage of the European Sport and Tourism Congress, held in the Polish resort of Zakopane, to unveil the news. “I can officially announce that the 2027 World Volleyball Championship will be held in Poland, he told the audience. This is great news for all sports fans, but it’s the phenomenal attitude of our volleyball players and fans that has enabled us to once again organize this event, which has the highest rank, the world rank.” Last June, the FIVB announced its decision to organize the men’s and women’s World Championships every two years, starting with the next Olympiad. Since its creation in 1952, the global tournament has been held every four years. Another change is that 32 teams will now take part, instead of the current 24.