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Croatia to host the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 – The FIVB is delighted to announce the city of Zadar, Croatia as hosts of the 2020 Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup. After an open and transparent bidding process which closed on December 18, 2019, Croatia becomes the next country to host the prestigious Volleyball Challenger Cup in 2020, after Peru hosted in 2018 and 2019. The competition will take place at the Krešimir Ćosić Hall from June 24-28, 2020.

Year in Review: Slovenia men, Canada women join VNL elite

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 18, 2019 - Slovenia's men in early July and Canada's women in late June dominated the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cups with thrilling battles in the race to qualify for the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Portugal to host the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 3, 2019 – Following the open bidding process, the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup 2020 returns to Portugal, where the inaugural event was first hosted in 2018.

FIVB opens host city candidature process for 2020 Volleyball Challenger Cup

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 16, 2019 - The FIVB has opened the bidding process for the next host cities of the Men’s and Women’s 2020 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup, which will take place from June 24-28, 2020.

Toncek Stern: We deserved a place among the world’s elite

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 11, 2019 – Slovenia joined the world’s elite in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League after triumphing in the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup on home soil last Sunday. Toncek Stern was one of the Slovenian heroes on the court last week - the 23-year-old opposite was the best scorer for Slovenia during the tournament in Ljubljana, contributing with 61 points for his team.

Slovenia win the 2019 Volleyball Challenger Cup

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 7, 2019 – The Arena Stozice was lucky for the Slovenian national team who claimed victory in front of their home fans against Cuba 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-21) winning the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League and earning a much-anticipated place among the world’s elite. Slovenia will replace relegated Portugal in the 2020 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.

Slovenia take on Cuba in the race for a spot in the 2020 VNL

Ljubljana, July 6, 2019 – Cuba and Slovenia will clash in the final of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup in Ljubljana after defeating Turkey and Belarus, respectively. The winner will grab the one and only available spot in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, replacing relegated Portugal.

Semifinals set at the 2019 Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, July 5, 2019 – Cuba, Turkey, Belarus and hosts Slovenia are the semifinalists of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup in Ljubljana. Tomorrow, they will continue their campaigns for a spot in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Cuba, Turkey and Slovenia progress to VCC semifinals!

Ljubljana, July 4, 2019 – Cuba, Turkey and hosts Slovenia get spots in the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup semifinals after the second day of competition in Ljubljana. Cuba triumphed over Belarus 3-1, Turkey claimed victory over Chile, ultimately eliminating them from the quest for a place in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Adis Lagumdzija: Competing in the VNL would be very meaningful

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 4, 2019 – Today Turkey begin their campaign in the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup. Their opposite Adis Lagumdzija hopes to lead his team to victory, but also to the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Slovenia and Belarus claim first wins in the 2019 Men's Volleyball Challenger Cup

Ljubljana, July 3, 2019 – Belarus and Slovenia emerged victorious on the opening day of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup beating Egypt and Chile, respectively in their bid for a ticket to the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Klemen Cebulj: We are ready to play in the VNL

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 3, 2019 – Slovenia are fully motivated ahead of the first day of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup. Opposite hitter Klemen Cebulj admits that his team want to finally fulfil their objective and join the world’s elite by winning the tournament and a place in the the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Six teams start their bid to qualify for the 2020 VNL in Ljubljana!

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2, 2019 – The 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup is hosted in Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. From Wednesday to Sunday at Arena Stožice six teams will show their best in a quest to claim the one and only available spot in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup participants ready to show their best

Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2, 2019 – The participants of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Challenger Cup in Ljubljana emphasised that they are here to win the tournament and to progress to the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, but first they have to focus on games in the group stage.

Gray leads Canada in Volleyball Challenger Cup victory

Lima, Peru, June 30, 2019 – Canada won the 2019 edition of the women's FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup in a five-set thriller 3-2 (25-17, 25-16, 21-25, 23-25, 15-8) against the Czech Republic on Sunday in Lima, Peru. The 2019 Volleyball Challenger Cup winners qualify for the 2020 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Czech Republic and Canada to clash for 2020 Women’s VNL ticket

Lima, Peru, June 29, 2019 – The Czech Republic and Canada won their semifinal matches against Argentina and Croatia respectively, to clash in the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup final on Sunday. The winner of the Volleyball Challenger Cup earns a place in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Top four set to meet in Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup semifinals

Lima, Peru, June 28, 2019 – Canada, the Czech Republic, Argentina and Croatia are the four semifinalists of the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup set to continue their race to be promoted to the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Two teams move into Volleyball Challenger Cup semifinals

Lima, Peru, June 27, 2019 – Canada, who were making their FIVB Volleyball Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup debut on Thursday, and Argentina move into the event’s semifinals as they push forward in their campaigns to earn promotion to the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Argentina and Croatia first victors in quest to qualify for 2020 Women’s VNL

Lima, Peru, June 26, 2019 – Argentina and Croatia were the first victors on the opening day of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup beating Chinese Taipei and hosts Peru respectively in their quest to qualify for the 2020 women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup returns to Lima

Lima, Peru, June 24, 2019 - The FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup returns to Lima, starting this Wednesday at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum and ending on Sunday with the winner qualifying to play in the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

One ticket, one objective at FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup

Lima, Peru, June 24, 2019 - Winning the ticket to the 2020 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League is the objective of the coaches and captains of the teams participating in the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup in Lima, Peru from June 26 to 30.

2019 Volleyball Challenger Cup to pave the way for 2020 VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 17, 2019 - The countdown for the 2019 FIVB Men's and Women's Volleyball Challenger Cup has begun with six teams per gender to compete. The women's tournament will be held from June 26 to 30 in Lima, Peru. It will be followed by the men's in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 3 to 7.

Alexandre Ferreira: Enjoy VNL and try to raise our level

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 22, 2019 – Portugal are the newcomers in the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and Alexandre Ferreira is one of the big reasons they get to play among the world’s volleyball elite. The outside hitter of the Portuguese team made a solid contribution to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup victory, which earned them a well-deserved spot in the VNL.

Alberto Giuliani to coach Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia, February 24, 2019. After parting ways with Slobodan Kovač, the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia appointed Alberto Giuliani as the new head coach of their men’s national team ahead of a challenging season with as many as three major competitions.

Bulgaria eager to play in the big leagues again

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 20, 2019 – After a successful season in 2018, the Bulgarian women’s national team are about to make their debut in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in about three months time, thus returning to the highest level of annual FIVB competition, where they feel they belong.

Zhana Todorova: VNL is where we belong

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 16, 2019 – Zhana Todorova, one of the rising stars in the world of women’s volleyball, is already looking forward to her team’s debut in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. As Bulgaria celebrated with the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup trophy in 2018, their libero topped the best receivers chart of the tournament in Peru, but as she told fivb.com, the biggest reward for their effort was the right to play in the VNL.

Portugal aiming to write new chapter in nation’s volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 13, 2019 – Portugal’s men’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) debut has brought back happy memories of when the men’s national team took their first steps among volleyball’s world elite.

Kovac and Slovenia part ways

Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 25, 2019 - It will be an important year for Slovenian volleyball. With the men's and women's teams competing at the European Championships and the men's team at an Olympic Qualification Tournament, there will be a lot at stake for one of European volleyball's superpowers.

Bidding process launched for 2019 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 19, 2018 - The FIVB launched the bidding process for the 2019 FIVB Challenger Cup on Thursday. Expressions of interest in bidding for the organisation of the competition should be received by no later than 12.00 (noon) Central European Standard Time on November 9, 2018.

Bulgaria amongst volleyball's cream for 2019 Women's VNL

Lima, Peru, June 24, 2018 - Bulgaria survived a first-set scare and came back to defeat Colombia 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23) in the final and take first place in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup, earning a place in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Portugal join world's elite for 2019 Men's VNL

Matosinhos, Portugal, June 24, 2018 - Portugal came back from a set down and triumphed over the Czech Republic at home before almost 3,500 thrilled fans in the final of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Challenger to claim the sole available ticket for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

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