Croatia to Co-host 2021 Women's European Volleyball Championship

By 22 December 2019

December 22, 2019 - The Croatia women's volleyball team will participate in the 2021 European Championship as a host,alongside Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.

Splitski Dnevnik writes that at a meeting in Luxembourg, the CEV Board of Directors confirmed Croatia as one of the hosts of the 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship.

The painstaking work and effort of the Croatian Volleyball Federation in recent years have returned Croatian volleyball among the elite, which is best evidenced by the trust received from the CEV umbrella organization.

“EuroVolley 2019 was a great success and helped us create a real revolution in European volleyball. With the help of a total of eight co-organizing countries in both categories in 2021, we want to further enhance the organization of the competition itself and create an unforgettable experience for all competitors and fans. We are especially looking forward to working with our friends from Croatia, and we have no doubt that we will raise European volleyball to an even greater level with our joint forces,” said CEV President Aleksandar Boricic.

We all remember the three silver medals from the European Championship between 1995 and 1999 and the dramatic fall to Turkey last summer. Now, after 2005, which was the last time the European Championship was held in Croatia, the Croatian female volleyball players will once again fight for medals in front of a home crowd.

“It is a great honor to join forces with our friends from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia to organize the upcoming European Championship as best as possible. Croatia as a nation lives for volleyball with great passion and enthusiasm, and organizing such an elite competition will only help us to advance Croatian volleyball and inspire a new generation of top volleyball players,” said Croatian Volleyball Federation President Ante Bakovic.

The 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship will feature 24 teams competing in four groups. As one of the hosts, the Croatia national team has automatically qualified.

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