Sir Safety Susa Perugia will replace Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle in the 2022 FIVB Club World Championship.
The next Club World Championship will definitely be played in Brazil again, and not in Perugia, Italy. And there’ll be no representative of the Polish league in this tournament. Again.
ZAKSA have withdrawn from the competition, and another Italian team will partecipate to the event instead of the reigning CEV Champions League winners.
The Perugia president Gino Sirci said that they’ve received an invitation to participate in the Club World Championship 2022, a tournament composed of the six best teams in the world, and they accepted the invitation.
He said that Perugia was the first deputy of ZAKSA.
The information about a withdrawal was confirmed by the Polish club itself, due “logistical reasons, taking into account the intense match calendar as well as the health and safety of the team”.
The invited sides are Itas Trentino (Italy, the finalists of the Champions League 2022), Sada Cruzeiro (Brazil, tournament organizers and current South American club champions), Minas Tênis Clube (Brazil, current South American Club Championship runners-up), Vôlei Renata (Brazil, the bronze medalists of the last South American Club), and Paykan Tehran (Iran, the reigning Asian club champions).