Poland's World Championship opening win signals "new era" in volleyball

By Mike Rowbottom at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw

FIVB President Dr Ary Graça has promised a "new era" in volleyball at the opening of the World Championships in Warsaw ©Getty ImagesA sell-out crowd of 70,000 in Poland's national football stadium here tonight to witness the opening match of the 2014 World Volleyball Championships between the hosts and Serbia after a lengthy, glitzy, pumped-up Opening Ceremony – an experience that the President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Dr Ary Graça, believes will prove a landmark for his sport.