Australia to host top Volleyballers

Australia will host 2015 World League champions France and 2012 Olympic bronze medallists Italy when the world’s biggest men’s volleyball competition returns to our shores in 2016.

Volleyball’s world governing body, the FIVB, announced on Tuesday that Group One of next year’s World League will be expanded from eight to 12 teams, with Australia hosting three other teams on the opening weekend of June 17-19.

Along with the two European volleyball powerhouses, Australia will also host Belgium in the round-robin format at a venue to be announced.

The following weekend the Volleyroos will head to Italy, where they will once again take on Italy and Belgium, as well as the United States.

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