China Replaces Russia in 2022 VNL
- April, 30, 2022 - 14:24
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China will participate in the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) instead of Russia.
Because the Russian team is not permitted to compete in international and continental events until further notice, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) had to find their replacements.
All 16 participating teams have been confirmed for the prestigious event.
The FIVB has confirmed that China will return to the line-up with the competition set to get underway this June.
China’s return follows its absence from the men’s VNL 2021 due to the logistics challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
China joins a world-class VNL line-up of 16 teams for an incredible celebration of volleyball in iconic locations around the world.
The VNL 2022 will kick off in just over one month with the men’s matches in Ottawa, Canada and Brasilia, Brazil on 7 June.
China has also qualified for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2022.