Lausanne, Switzerland, November 1, 2016 - Following Egypt's victory at the African Women's U23 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya last week, a clearer picture of the teams set to participate in next year's FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia from August 27 to September 3 is beginning to emerge.
A total of twelve teams will compete in the 2017 edition of the Women's U23 World Championship, two from each confederation plus the competition hosts (Slovenia) and one team from the world ranking to be confirmed at the beginning of 2017.
The 2017 Women's U23 World Championship will be the third edition of the competition which first took place in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico in 2013. China won the inaugural edition and Brazil were the winners in Turkey in 2015.
FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship Turkey 2015