Turin to host 2020 Volleyball Nations League men's finals

Turin to host 2020 Volleyball Nations League men's finals
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26 December 2019
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Turin will host the 2020 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) men's finals, it has been announced.

It means top-class action will return to the Pala Alpitour venue in the Italian city, which hosted the final of the Men's World Championship last year.

The 2006 Winter Olympics city will become the third host of the event after Chicago this year and Lille in 2018.

Six countries contest the final after qualifying from round-robin play across the world, with Italy given a host nation berth. 

"I am pleased to announce that the next round of VNL men's final will take place in Turin, Italy," said International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Ary S. Graça.

"Italy is a country with a strong tradition in volleyball, and I am happy to see that this tradition is thriving.

"After witnessing the supporters' passion at last year's Volleyball Men's World Championship, and naturally the wonderful finals of the World Beach Volleyball Tour in Rome earlier this year, it is clear that a growing number of volleyball fans in Italy are eager to attend live competitions."

Poland beat Brazil in last year's Men's World Championship final at Pala Alpitour ©Getty Images
Poland beat Brazil in last year's Men's World Championship final at Pala Alpitour ©Getty Images

Russia have won both editions of the Nations League played to date.

In Turin, the organising partner of the tournament has been confirmed as RCS Sports and Events.

"The Italian Volleyball Federation is pleased to know that the VNL 2020 men's finals will be played in Turin, as the FIVB informed us today," said Pietro Bruno Cattaneo, the Italian Volleyball Federation President.

"I am sure that the Piedmont capital and Pala Alpitour will be worthy of this event. 

"Indeed, we all carry in our minds the extraordinary success with all the fans at the Volleyball Men's World Championship in 2018."

Chinese city Nanjing is due to host the 2020 women's VNL finals for the third-straight year.

Dates for both events still have to be finalised. 

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