Dinamo Kazan Selected Over Imoco to Complete Club Worlds Field

  0 Braden Keith | April 30th, 2017 | Brazilian League, CEV European Champions League, Italian League, Japanese League, News, Pro Indoor, Russian League

Dinamo Kazan has been confirmed as the 8th team for the 2017 FIVB Club World Championships, which will be played from May 8th-14th in Kobe, Japan.

The FIVB had previously announced the 4 wildcards for the annual tournament that pits together the best club teams in the world. However, by virtue of VakifBank Istanbul’s title in the event (they were one of the 4 wildcards), a spot opened up.

That place was awarded to Dinamo Moscow, who are in the midst of a Russian title chase after finishing 4th in a lackluster Champions League performance.

They received the spot over Italy’s Imoco Volley Conegliano, in spite of Imoco taking a silver medal in last week’s Champions League final.

The decision means that after Pomi Casalmaggiore’s silver medal at last year’s World Championships, there will be no Italian side in the tournament. Instead, Russia will avoid a second-straight no-show.

The Complete 2017 FIVB Club World Championships Field

Team Qualified as
Japan Hisamitsu Springs Hosts
Japan NEC Red Rockets 2016 Asian Champions
Brazil Rexona-Sesc Rio[2] 2017 South American Champions
Turkey Vakıfbank İstanbul 2016–2017 European Champions
Brazil Vôlei Nestlé Osasco[3][4] Wild Card
Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA[4]
Russia Dinamo Moscow[5]
Switzerland Voléro Zürich[4]

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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