Finally, the anticipation has been worth it, and over one month of top-notch third-edition volleyball awaits volleyball lovers. Having announced the 2021 schedule months ago, the 2021 International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) competition has now finally begun! Volleyball fans had missed the 2020 editions of both the Women’s and Men’s Nations League volleyball due to a lot of re-scheduling resulting in the total cancellation of last year’s program. With the 2021 Volleyball Nations League, the annual competition is now back in full force. The FIVB is maintaining its previous well-known format. That is, the competition takes place with both genders and 16 teams on each side (Women’s and Men’s competitions). Both the Women’s and Men’s will be facing off in pools of four teams (confederations) each during the five weeks until the finals are determined.
The last time this competition was played in 2019, the USA, Brazil, and China were the podium clinchers for the Women’s. As for the Men’s tournament, the top three looked like this; Russia, the USA, and Poland respectively. The 2021 competition is now fired up, emerging once again from the results of the hugely successful 2019 competition (which saw Russia beat the USA in Men’s, and the USA beat Brazil in Women’s). In 2018, the Dutch women’s national team had made the Final Six, but dropped to 11th one year later and are confident in continuing their performance in this year’s tournament. Brazil is also looking to push strong in the Women’s competition. As for the Men’s, Bulgaria is looking to rise in the VNL action this time. Overall projections favor the USA, but time will tell.
Where And How to Watch The 2021 FIVB Nations League Volleyball
We have found out that this tournament in particular is not widely available on traditional TV broadcasts or online streams. However, Volleyball fans worldwide will be pleased to know that we have found what seems to be the most optimal option to watch the 2021 FIVB Nation’s League Volleyball! Furthermore, the experience is even better with a VPN. We have included a list below with access-enabled countries, but countries that are not on the list will not be able to subscribe due to regional restrictions (with a small exception that you can try, noted below).
Watching 2021 FIVB Nations League Volleyball by Subscribing to an Online Live Stream
We have found that the Volleyballworld (VOLLEYBALL TV) website offers a live stream that covers all of the live matches and other content and requires a subscription. Getting the ‘All Access Pass‘ at the link above until the 18th of May offers the additional benefit of the ‘Early Bird‘ price (€15.99). The website accepts the following payment methods; Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Note: Only the following countries can subscribe;
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
For Viewers With an Existing Subscription Outside of The Allowed Countries
Those that have an existing subscription, but are outside of the regions above can point their VPN app to one of the countries on the above list (we will show you the process in the next section). If you do not have an account, it will be difficult because of the way the billing address system filters access.
Note: What you could do though, is use someone else’s (a friend, family, etc) details which must be within one of the allowed regions.
How to Watch Nations League Volleyball With an Existing Account Outside of The Allowed Regions
First of all, you will need a fast, premium VPN such as NordVPN. Getting a subscription to a paid VPN will make sure that you never lose speed, or connectivity while watching Volleyball (or any other type of online content). You should also make use of NordVPN’s free trial which means that you can cancel anytime while still using all of the features of the VPN to watch the tournament with a pre-existing account -even if you find yourself outside the allowed areas.
- First grab a strong VPN subscription for your device, we recommend NordVPN:
- Excellent protection and a large network of servers
- Nice and pleasing application
- No logs
- Download and install the VPN.
- Open the VPN app and log in if required.
- Choose to connect to a VPN server in any of the allowed zones above.
- Please keep the VPN running in the background.
- Open your browser and log in to your existing subscription with Volleyballworld
- Enjoy live Nation’s League volleyball with additional original content!
2021 FIVB Nations League Volleyball Schedule And Venues
The tournament will last for over a month in dozens of different venues. This year, the information so far tells us that the Men’s finals will take place in Italy, while China will host the Women’s finals. The women’s pool begins May 11th, 2021 and will conclude with the finals on June 27th, 2021. The opening serve for the men’s action will be delivered on May 14th, 2021 and will conclude on June 27th, 2021. A total of 248 matches across both genders (124 each) will take place.
The Women’s and Men’s 2021 FIVB Nation’s League Volleyball is scheduled as follows;
Pool Overview Women 2021
|May 11-13||Culaba, Brazil||BRA, USA, CAN, DOM|
|May 11-13||Apeldoorn, Netherlands||NED, GER, RUS, BEL|
|May 11-13||TBC, Italy||ITA, SRB, TUR, POL|
|May 11-13||Ningbo Beilun, China||CHN, JPN, KOR, THA|
|May 18-20||Brussels, Belgium||BEL, KOR, POL, DOM|
|May 18-20||Tianjin, China||CHN, GER, TUR, CAN|
|May 18-20||Brasilia, Brazil||BRA, ITA, JPN, RUS|
|May 18-20||Nis, Serbia||SRB, NED, THA, USA|
|May 25-27||Ottawa, Canada||CAN, NED, JPN, POL|
|May 25-27||Ankara, Turkey||TUR, THA, RUS, DOM|
|May 25-27||Macao, China||CHN, BRA, SRB, BEL|
|May 25-27||Rostock, Germany||GER, ITA, KOR, USA|
|June 1-3||Wichita KS, USA||USA, TUR, JPN, BEL|
|June 1-3||Ufa, Russia||RUS, KOR, SRB, CAN|
|June 1-3||TBC, Poland||POL, GER, THA, BRA|
|June 1-3||Hong Kong, China||CHN, ITA, NED, DOM|
|June 8-10||Phuket, Thailand||THA, ITA, BEL, CAN|
|June 8-10||Seoul, Korea||KOR, BRA, NED, TUR|
|June 8-10||Jiangmen, China||CHN, RUS, USA, POL|
|June 8-10||Toyama, Japan||JPN, GER, SRB, DOM|
Pool Overview Men 2021
|May 14-16||TBC, USA||USA, BRA, ARG, CAN|
|May 14-16||TBC, Germany||GER, FRA, AUS, BUL|
|May 14-16||TBC, Poland||POL, SRB, ITA, SLO|
|May 14-16||Jiangmen, China||CHN, IRI, JPN, RUS|
|May 21-23||Ancona, Italy||ITA, IRI, CAN, BUL|
|May 21-23||Yaroslavl, Russia||RUS, POL, USA, AUS|
|May 21-23||Brasilia, Brazil||BRA, SRB, FRA, JPN|
|May 21-23||Ningbo Beilun, China||CHN, ARG, GER, SLO|
|May 28-30||Ljubljana, Slovakia||SLO, RUS, FRA, CAN|
|May 28-30||Kraljevo, Serbia||SRB, USA, IRI, GER|
|May 28-30||TBC, Poland||POL, CHN, BRA, BUL|
|May 28-30||Kyoto, Japan||JPN, ARG, AUS, ITA|
|June 4-6||Toyama, Japan||JPN, GER, POL, CAN|
|June 4-6||San Juan, Argentina||ARG, SRB, RUS, BUL|
|June 4-6||Tehran, Iran||IRI, BRA, AUS, SLO|
|June 4-6||Tianjin, China||CHN, USA, ITA, FRA|
|June 11-13||Calgary, Canada||CAN, SRB, AUS, CHN|
|June 11-13||Campo Grande, Brazil||BRA, ITA, GER, RUS|
|June 11-13||TBC, Bulgaria||BUL, JPN, SLO, USA|
|June 11-13||TBC, France||FRA, ARG, IRI, POL|