2015-09-08 21:00:00 CEST
The lines in the sand have been drawn. The best beach volleyball athletes in the world have earned the right to pack their bags and head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the ultimate showdown of 2015.
In just 20 days, these athletes will compete in the 2015 Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.
We are pleased to present to you, the final 8 teams per gender fighting for the title - as well as the 4 wildcards joining the competition.
As these final athletes and countries are announced, the anticipation grows. These teams have faced each other over and over all season long, battling in all corners of the world for the right to be a part of the biggest competition in the world — exclusively reserved for the top-ranked elite competing for a record end-of-season, first-place purse of $100,000 for both men and women.
Will the Brazilians & the Dutch continue their dominance throughout these finals? Can the Germans use the momentum they have gained late in the season to propel them to victory? Will the USA be able to take advantage of their wildcard spots and hometown crowd to rise above the rest of the field? The stakes have never been higher and the prize has never been sweeter.
Be a part of the action Sept. 29 through Oct. 4, 2015 on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Come experience the best that the sport of beach volleyball has to offer. General admission is free. VIP tickets and package experiences are available. #SwatchWTFinalsUSA