FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2014

Press release

Paris gets ready to host Men’s World Championship Qualifiers

The French team will host the qualification tournament in January

Paris, France, November 1, 2013 – The French Federation of Volleyball has announced it will hold its qualifying tournament for the FIVB Volleyball World Championships at the Halle Carpentier in Paris from Jan. 3-5, 2014.

With a capacity of 4,800 seats, the tournament will be an opportunity for the public to watch the team after training camp – which will take place in two stages from Dec. 19 to 23 at INSEP in Paris and Dec. 26-31 in The Netherlands.

The three-day tournament will see France, Belgium, Spain and Belarus battling for a ticket to the FIVB Volleyball World Championships 2014 in Poland.

Qualification mode:

Each country will host four teams who will compete for three days (see below). The competing teams are ranked first in Pool A to G. The five pool winners and the best second-place team from the qualifiers will receive a ticket to the World Championship. Host country Poland will fill the final spot. 

Presentation of five groups:

The third qualifying round for the World Championships will be held in five cities from January 3-5 2014.

Group I OPAVA (CZE )

Place of competition: Sports Hall OPAVA

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic The Netherlands, Cyprus

Group J NIS (SRB )

Place of competition: Sportski Centar Cair NIS

Participating countries: Serbia, Portugal, Slovenia Republic of Macedonia


Place of competition: MHP Arena LUDWIGSBURG

Participating countries: Germany, Turkey, Estonia, Croatia

Group L PARIS (FRA )

Place of competition: Halle Georges Carpentier Paris

Participating countries: France, Spain, Belgium, Belarus

Group M in POPRAD (SVK )

Competition venue: Arena POPRAD

Participating countries: Finland, Slovakia, Greece, Ukraine

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