— Published 15 April 2022

The Men’s World Cup in Poland and Slovenia

A great catch for the FIVB. The FIVB is actively looking for an alternative venue for the 2022 men’s World Cup, initially planned for Russia, and has already settled the matter. The next global event will be held in Poland and Slovenia. The announcement was made on Thursday 14 April by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Russia was supposed to host the World Volleyball Championship, but can you imagine that everyone is listening to the Russian anthem as if nothing had happened,” he said. That is why we protested against this and submitted our bid.” The Polish prime minister said his country had invited Slovenia to co-host the tournament, with both the gold and bronze medal finals to be held in Poland. The competition is expected to be held on the original dates, from 26 August to 11 September 2022. Poland, the reigning world champion, previously hosted the men’s World Cup in 2014. It also co-hosted the European Men’s Championship last year with the Czech Republic, Estonia and Finland.