On November 10, the Provincial Sports Bureau held a press conference to officially announce that the 2023 Women’s Volleyball Club World Cup will be launched in Hangzhou. It was confirmed at the press conference that the 2023 Women’s Volleyball Club World Cup will be held at the Huanglong Sports Center Gymnasium in Zhejiang Province from December 13th to 17th. This is also the first international competition that Hangzhou has welcomed in the post-Asian Games era.
The Women’s Volleyball Club World Cup is hosted by the FIVB and is the world’s top professional women’s volleyball club event. The participating teams are the champion teams of women’s volleyball clubs from each continent, as well as the top club teams of the host country. This is the third time that China has hosted this event. It was previously held in Shaoxing, Zhejiang in 2018 and 2019.
The reporter learned that there are 6 teams in this event, namely the host Tianjin team, the Women’s Volleyball Champions League champion and runner-up Turkey’s Vakif Bank and Turkey’s Isachibashi team, the Women’s Volleyball South American Club Championship champion and runner-up Brazil Beach and Brazilian Minas and Asian Club Cup champion Vietnam Sports Center.
Turkey’s Vakif Bank and Isachibashi teams are regular participants in the Women’s Volleyball Champions League, Club World Cup and other competitions, and the two teams often compete in finals in various competitions. The Brazilian Beach team has the Martinez sisters and the world’s number one secondary attacker Carroll, and its overall strength is unrivaled in South America; the Brazilian Minas team has attackers such as Taisa and Dominican main attacker Pena. , has the strength to compete for medals in the Club World Cup.
Press conference scene.Photo provided by the organizer
The strength of the host team Tianjin Women’s Volleyball Team cannot be underestimated. It has won the National Women’s Volleyball League championship many times and is the veritable “number one” among the domestic provincial women’s volleyball teams. With stars such as Olympic champion and Chinese women’s volleyball team captain Yuan Xinyue, world champions Li Yingying, Yao Di, Wang Yuanyuan, and Turkish national player Vargas, the goal of this competition is to “strive to advance toward higher goals.” The Tianjin Women’s Volleyball Team, which is in Group A, will face the first opponent of the group stage, the Brazilian Minas team, on December 13, and will face the Turkish Isachibashi team on the 15th after a bye the next day.
The Women’s Volleyball Club World Cup schedule follows the tradition and is divided into group stages, semi-finals and finals, with a total of 10 games. The top two teams in one group advance to the semi-finals and compete in a cross-elimination round with the top two teams in another group. The semi-finals and finals will be held on December 16 and 17 respectively. At present, all preparations for the event are being carried out in an orderly manner, and ticket promotion and other information will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
Zhang Yadong, deputy director of the Provincial Sports Bureau, said that the Women’s Volleyball Club World Cup is a new starting point to continue to amplify the “Asian Games effect” and build a “strong province through events”. The hosting of this high-level international event not only serves as a model for the comprehensive utilization of large-scale sports venues in the post-Asian Games era, but also is a powerful measure to continue to create a “strong event province”. While continuously enriching people’s sports and cultural life, it will greatly promote The deep integration of sports with culture and tourism promotes the prosperity of the sports competition performance industry and adds new strong impetus to economic and social development.
FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) President Graça
FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Chairman Graça sent a video to express his blessings for the event. He believes that both players and fans are looking forward to this exciting sports feast, where world volleyball stars will show their superb strength. “There is no doubt that China, as the host of the international event FIVB, will bring you a wonderful championship. We thank China in advance as the host for providing a superior platform for our volleyball club, and also express our best wishes to all participating teams, I wish them well in this competition.”
beach club captain claudinha
Claudinha, a volleyball player and captain of Dental Praia Clube, which represents the top level of the Brazilian Women’s Volleyball Super League, said that she is very excited about this Club World Cup and very motivated: “I believe we will do a great job on the court. , see you in Hangzhou!”
Beach Club Coach Paulo Coco
“We are very much looking forward to participating in the Club World Cup!” said Paulo Coco, coach of Dental Praia Clube. This competition will include two major European volleyball teams, two major Brazilian volleyball teams, and one from Vietnam. With a new team and a Chinese team, the level of the competition can be said to be the highest level. “We know that these teams are teams that truly represent the strength of their leagues. This kind of confrontation can bring huge improvement to our team. We We will be well prepared and strive to do our best. It is expected that we can enter the semi-finals this time. See you in Hangzhou!”
Editor: Sun Lingjie
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