Host City: Ljubljana
Ljubiljana is Slovenia’s capital and largest city with 272,000 residents calling it home. A site was founded near the modern city by the Romans who called it Emona. It grew and flourished under the Austrian Habsburg Empire until the end of World War One where it became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. It continued as part of Yugoslavia after World War II until it was made capital of Slovenia upon gaining independence in 1991.
The Slovenian men's team has been present in the FIVB event since 2016, when they made their debut in the FIVB World League - Group 3. They won two titles in a row (World League 2016 - Group 3 and World League 2017 - Group 2). The team also qualified for the first time for the World Championships 2018.