FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2022 - Final: Preview, schedule, how to watch Poland vs Italy

Poland continued their goal of claiming a third straight title. Find out how you can livestream games on the last day of action on Olympic Channel via Olympics.com

By Olympics.com | Created 11 September 2022.
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Poland face Italy in the final of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland Slovenia 2022 on Sunday (11 September).

Co-hosts Poland are two-time defending champions, and favourites to beat the European champions Italy. The Italians beat the other co-hosts Slovenia in the semi-finals.

Slovenia will play Brazil for third place earlier on Sunday.

Both games are live on Olympic Channel via Olympics.com (territorial restrictions apply, see below for details).

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2022 - Schedule for the final and 3-4 place ranking game

The final will take place in the Polish city of Katowice. All times are Central European Summer Time / CEST (GMT+2)

Sunday 11 September

  • 18:00 – Third/Fourth place playoff, Katowice - Brazil v Slovenia
  • 21:00 – Final, Katowice - Poland v Italy

2022 men's volleyball world championship: Olympic ranking points for Paris 2024 available

Originally due to be held in Russia, the event was switched to Poland and Slovenia who stepped in to host after war in Ukraine broke out. It is the second time Poland has hosted the competition after 2014; Slovenia has never before staged it.

Co-hosts Poland are the two-time defending champions, having won in Katowice in 2014 and Turin, Italy, in 2018. 

Ranking points earned during this tournament are counted towards qualification for the 2023 Olympic Qualifier Tournament, where several of the 12 berths available for men's teams at the Paris 2024 Olympics are due to be decided.

READ MORE: How to qualify for volleyball at Paris 2024

How to watch the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2022

Matches from the 2022 World Championships in Poland and Slovenia will be shown on Olympic Channel via Olympics.com in some regions.

Action is also available on the FIVB's own Volleyball TV subscription streaming service.

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