The crème de la crème back on the Swiss Riviera


China are among the favourites in Montreux

Montreux, Switzerland, March 16, 2016 - Volleyball fans around the world can look forward to an exciting Montreux Volley Masters when the competition takes place from May 31 to June 5. With six teams among the top 15 of the FIVB World Ranking, the most prestigious invitational tournament in volleyball promises six exhilarating competition days.

Montreux Volley Masters

Reigning FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup champions China are among the favourites this year. Lang Ping’s side, however, will have to prove themselves against World Cup runners-up Serbia, 2015 Montreux Volley Masters winners Turkey, 2015 Asian Championship bronze medallists and Montreux Masters debutants Thailand, 2015 European Championship runners-up the Netherlands, and an up-and-coming squad from Belgium, who will all be chasing gold. Not to mention the Brazilian U23s, who were 2015 world champions in their category.

The Swiss, who are back at the tournament after a one-year absence, will field a young but talented side who will aim to acquire experience playing against some of the best teams in the world.

China, Turkey, Belgium and the Brazil U23s will play in Group A. Serbia, Thailand, the Netherlands and Switzerland are in Group B. The teams play a single round-robin qualification stage from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 5, with three games on schedule daily (16.30, 18.45 and 21.15 CET).

Furthermore the interactive LED net - the first ever net of its kind in Europe - and the Challenge System will also be in place for the tournament.

After setting up courtside LED panels and a giant screen last year, the Montreux Volley Masters is now focusing on a new entertainment and catering concept with a redesigned decor, street food and food trucks to be ready to welcome spectators from May 31 to June 5.


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