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Thursday, March 15th 2018, 4:07pm

CEV European League 2018

A new format for the 2018 European League: source. CEV now introduce two tiers - Golden League and Silver League. The two finalists of the Golden League will, unless FIVB decide otherwise again, play in the FIVB Challenger Cup alongside 4 other confederation representatives for a spot or the right to challenge (I don't know, it doesn't say) the weakest 2018 Volleyball Nations League challenger (one among Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, South Korea).

Golden League

Pool A

Belgium
Estonia
Slovakia
Sweden

Pool B

Slovenia
Netherlands
Turkey
Ukraine

Pool C

Finland
Czech Republic
Portugal
Spain

Finals will be held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep.

Silver League

Pool A

FYR of Macedonia
Latvia
Austria
Kosovo

Pool B

Belarus
Croatia
Hungary
Albania

Finals will be held in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.

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Thursday, March 15th 2018, 4:16pm

I don't like many of FIVB's practices and yet another new format for the World (Nations) League might be surplus, but it resulted in a decent European League at least. With Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Czech Rep., Finland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Turkey back in business, the otherwise down-trending European League might come to life, in what seems to be the best edition we've had in years. It is a different subject whether teams should be motivated to play under the ever changing FIVB/CEV regulations. But even so, the level should rise. Belgium and Slovenia at least should take it as a preparation for the World Championship. They probably won't care that much about the newly formed FIVB league :D

Surprisingly, there is no Greece, Montenegro, and Romania.

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