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2016-09-13 18:20:00 CEST

World’s elite ready to rumble at Polson Pier!

A league of nations in town to battle for the Swatch World Tour Finals

Who will reign supreme? Can Europe win their first Swatch World Tour Finals gold this year? Photocredit: Swatch Major SeriesWho will reign supreme? Can Europe win their first Swatch World Tour Finals gold this year? Photocredit: Swatch Major Series

From far and wide the best beach volleyball players in the world have flown in to the stunning city of Toronto and are now ready to fight for the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals crown.

A total of 25 teams are in line to compete – a number which will be reduced by one after Tuesday evening’s epic all-Canadian country quota clash between Bansley/Wilkerson and Pavan/Humana-Paredes.

Host nation Canada will be represented by four teams in the hugely anticipated main draw which gets underway on Wednesday – no other country will have as many partnerships competing at Polson Pier giving the hosts a major chance of glory on home sand.

Canada are one of 13 countries represented at the Swatch World Tour Finals – and you only have to zoom in and look around at our helpful Google Map below to see where the stars have come from around the globe. Click on the different colored beach volleyballs to check out who is coming from where!

As you can see Brazil and the United States have three teams making the trip north to Toronto (two men’s and one women’s), while Switzerland and Germany are both represented by two women’s teams – including Olympic champions and A1 Major Klagenfurt winners Ludwig/Walkenhorst.

Teams from seven countries are also ready to serve and spike their way to success for the first time at the Swatch World Tour Finals.

Watching the action at Polson Pier is absolutely free so get down here and if you can’t, remember to catch the entertainment on our live stream.

Click here for the full schedule and why not join in the discussion on social media using the hashtag #TorontoFinals!

Let the games begin!

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