Canada starts volleyball World League in Calgary
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Volleyball Canada’s men’s team will start the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League at home in Calgary from May 16 to 17.
A record, 32 nations will compete in the tournament in 2015, with Canada in Pool C alongside Argentina, Bulgaria and Cuba. These countries are part of 12 nations hoping to make the jump from Group 2 to Group 1 in 2016. Canada finished 13th in the 2014 season and didn’t make the Group 2 finals for a chance at promotion.
The 2015 season starts Saturday at the Stampede Corral in Calgary against Cuba.
2015 World League schedule
May 16-17: Cuba (in Calgary)
May 30-31: Bulgaria
June 5-6: Argentina (in Halifax)
June 12-13: Bulgaria (in Summerside)
June 19-20: Cuba
June 27-28: Argentina
In Pool C, Canada must win or finish second to Bulgaria for a chance at the finals for promotion. As host, Bulgaria has automatic entry to the Final Round.
In between its first two World League ties, Canada takes part in a regional tournament in Detroit May 21-23 for a chance to qualify for the 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in Japan.