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Federation has refused to participate in Montreux Volley Masters because of the selection of the WCH 2018

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Russian Volleyball Federation (VFV) has refused to participate in the traditional tournament in Switzerland – Montreux Volley Masters in this year because of the selection for the World Championship 2018, said Vladislav Fadeev.

The Annual tournament “Volley Masters” in whom will participate the teams of China, the Netherlands, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, Thailand and Poland, will be held from June 6-11. Previously this tournament was one of the stages of the preparation of the women’s team of Russia to the international season.

“In our calendar, we do not plan the tournament in Montreux this year”- said Fadeev on the phone. “The tournament organizers always name our team, But in this time we are forced to refuse, since we will be prepared for the selection for the World Championship, which starts on May 30. After the selection we will participate in the Cup of Yeltsin. Between the selection and Yeltsin Cup, we were not desirable in any tournaments as needed for the training work. And then we have to start the matches of the Grand Prix.”

The second qualifying round of the World Championship, in which the Russians will play with the national teams of Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Austria and Georgia, will take place from 30 May to 4 June in Croatia.

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