Lausanne, Switzerland, March 25, 2015 - Dominican Republic champions Mirador have been awarded the second of two wild cards for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland from May 6-10.
Mirador will join hosts Volero Zurich, South American champions Rexona Ades from Brazil, Japanese V League winners Hisamitsu Springs, and Russian club Dinamo Krasnodar, who were awarded the first of the two wild cards for the competition earlier this month.
The sixth and final participant in the competition will be decided when the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Women’s Champions League Final Four takes place in Szczecin, Poland from April 4-5. The four clubs qualified for the semifinals are VafikBank Istanbul (Turkey), Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul (Turkey), Chemik Police (Poland) and Undendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio (Italy).
Teams participating in the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship:
- Volero Zurich (Hosts - Switzerland)
- Rexona Ades (Brazil)
- Hisamitsu Springs (Japan)
- Wild card 1: Dinamo Krasnodar (Russia)
- Wild card 2: Mirador (Dominican Republic)
- CEV DenizBank Volleyball Women’s Champions League winners
Mirador last participated in the Women’s Club World Championship in 2011, when the club from Santo Domingo finished fourth behind Sollys Nestle Osasco of Brazil. Mirador also represented the North, Central America & Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) in the 2010 edition of the competition, when they lost to Bergamo of Italy in the match for the bronze medals.
Three Mirador players featured in the Dominican Republic team that finished fifth at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014, including Marianne Fersola Norberto, Yonkaiara Paola Peña Isabel and Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez. The club also provided eight players during the 2014 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, which saw the Caribbean nation compete in Group 1 Pools C, E and G.Provisional match schedule - click to enlarge.
Tickets for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship are available here
. Day passes are available for Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10. Fans can also order two-day passes covering both days. Entrance will be free of charge for the competition’s preliminary round, which will take place from Wednesday to Friday, May 6-8.Related articles:Dinamo Krasnodar awarded wild card for Women’s Club World ChampionshipTeams lining up for Women’s Club World ChampionshipFIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship website