The big news, or maybe a rumor, is that, instead of the Russia National Team, Ukraine will play at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball World Championship.
After being replaced by Tunisia for the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Russia’s place at the most important event of the year, the World Championship, could be filled with Ukraine.
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) didn’t specify the name of the national team that will replace Russia, sanctioned due to the war its country set off in Ukraine, at the World Champs yet, as it’s been dealing with deciding about the new host of the event (instead of Russia itself).
The bidding process will end on March 14, while on March 21 the new organizer(s) will be announced.
The Ukrainians are first in line to fill in Russia’s slot due to the fact that, in the fall of 2021, 12 teams made it to the World Championship according to the world ranking, and then Ukraine lacked one position to get a ticket to the tournament. China was ahead of them in the ranking by 6 points…..