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04/04/2014 19:00
FIVB Men's World Championship ticket sales begin Monday
2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Men

Warsaw, Poland, April 4, 2014. Volleyball fans can begin to purchase tickets for matches of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 starting Monday April 7.

The quadrennial FIVB Men’s World Championship event will begin on August 30 with an opening ceremony followed by the opening match between Poland and Serbia at the Warsaw National Stadium. The tournament will come to an end on September 21, when the medal matches will be played.

The sales will be launched in stages, with the tickets for the semifinal and final made available to the public first. The ticket sales schedule is as follows:

                                                                    Opens on
Semifinal matches and Final    April 7
Opening Ceremony and opening match ticket sales    April 17
Ticket sales for first round    April 28
Ticket sales for second round    May 12
Ticket sales for third round    May 26

Tickets can be purchased through and at more than 450 retail points around Poland, with a full list available at

Several types of tickets will be available for purchase: 1) single match tickets 2) ticket sets for two matches in a row and 3) venue tickets.

Two-match packages will be available for all first round afternoon matches and second round matches held in Lodz. Single match tickets will be on sale for all other matches. Venue tickets, which allow entrance to all matches at a given competition hall, will be available for all three rounds.

Ticket prices vary from PLN 20 to 500, with tickets to see matches of the Poland national team costing between PLN 50 and 400 (detailed information on tickets will be available on and

A total of 24 teams will compete for the title in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014, with the host country automatically qualified for the quadrennial event.

To date 19 out of 24 teams have booked their place at this year’s Men’s World Championship event. In addition to Poland, the following eight European countries have also qualified through the CEV qualification tournaments: Russia, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, Belgium, Finland and France.

The four Asian countries that qualified through the AVC World Championship qualification tournament are Iran, Australia, Korea and China. The three vacancies available to South America were filled by Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, while Egypt, Tunisia and Cameroon will be participating for Africa.

NORCECA is the only Confederation left to complete its qualification tournaments, with four qualifying tournaments (each with four teams) scheduled for May and June in the USA, Cuba, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as a continental play-off from July 9 to 14.

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