The final event of the international volleyball season will feature the best club teams today. The 2023 Men’s Club World Championship will feature champions and title contenders. Also, FIVB will release the details of the women’s tournament later.
Men’s Club World Championship action is scheduled for Bengaluru, India, from December 6-10. The defending champions, Italy’s Sir Sicoma Perugia, will return this year. Joining them are Halkbank Spor Kulübü of Turkey, Japan’s Suntory Sunbirds, Brazil’s Itambé Minas and Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei, and India’s Ahmedabad Defenders.
According to PPH sportsbook reports, the Italian and Turkish teams qualified through the CEV Champions League in 2022–2023. In addition, the top two teams from Brazil qualified through the South American Men’s Club Championship. Lastly, the Japanese team qualified via the Asian Men’s Club Championship. Following their triumph in the 2023 edition of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League, the organizers picked Ahmedabad Defenders to represent the host nation.
Last year’s winners, Perugia, are returning for only their second time in the event. Polish volleyball stars Giannelli, Semeniuk, and Leon play for the Italian club.
2023 Men’s Club World Championship
According to bookie tutorials and news sites, Turkey’s Halkbank qualified for the World Cup after placing third in the Champions League. Turkey has two all-star players: Netherlands’ high-scoring opponent Nimir Abdel-Aziz and French Olympic MVP Earvin Ngapeth.
The Brazilian squad Sada Cruzeiro has been to the Club World Championship ten times, winning four times. They are the most experienced of the six teams competing (2013, 2015, 2016, and 2021). Several current and former members of the Brazilian national team are on Sada, including Olympic winners Lucas Saatkamp and Wallace de Souza and Cuba’s top outside hitter Miguel Angel López. India will host six men’s teams from five countries from December 6-10.
After placing seventh in 2016 and fourth in 2017, Minas, their in-state rival, will compete for the global crown for the third time. Middle blocker Isac Santos, a four-time world champion with Sada, is Minas’ primary new addition, and they also kept Brazilian national team libero Maique Nascimento.
Sunbirds, the Asian champions, made their Club World Championship debut this year. According to betting software development experts, Olympian setter Masaki Oya, middle blocker Taishi Onodera, and outside hitter Kenya Fujinaka are just a few Japanese stars on the court.