With 16 national teams from all five continents in contention, the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U21 World Championship begins on Thursday, in Mexico, completing the calendar for youth international tournaments this year.
Co-hosted by the cities of Leon and Aguascalientes, which are separated by nearly 130km, the tournament will be played from August 17-26, with 64 matches taking place in both locations.
The tournament is streamed live on the Volleyball World YouTube channel.
This will be the first time a Women’s U21 World Championship is held, following a decision of the FIVB Board of Administration in February 2022 to align the Age Groups in both genders. Previously, women would play in the U20 Age Group.
The tournament begins with the 16 teams split into four pools, with each of them playing their pool opponents once over the first three days of competition.