Poland and Slovenia to co-host men's volleyball world championship

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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, announced on Thursday that Poland and Slovenia would hold this year's men's volleyball world championship, set to take place at the turn of August and September.

Morawiecki made the announcement at the headquarters of the Polish Olympic committee, in Warsaw, and said that Poland would host, among other games, the semi-finals, final and match for third place.

Initially, the world championship was to take place in Russia, but the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) took away the country's rights to hold the event following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This year, Poland will also co-host, along with the Netherlands, the women's world volleyball championship, which will take place on September 30 – October 15.