Volleyball - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, November 30, 2013 – Ghana’s and Nigeria’s women's volleyball teams have clinched their tickets to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship after they finished in the top two positions in Zone 3 (Pool O) of the African qualifier held at the Forum de l'Université de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, November 30, 2013 - Ghana continued their successful campaign as they set the second victory against host Cote d'Ivoire in an epic tiebreaker 3-2.... Read full news
Volleyball - Baku, Azerbaijan, November 22, 2013 – Serbia’s senior women’s team will vie for their third appearance at the FIVB Women’s World Championships, by participating in the third round of European qualifiers (Pool J) next month, along with Israel and Estonia. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Praia, Cape Verde, November 11, 2013- Senegal and Cape Verde advanced to the final stage of African qualifiers for the 2014 Women's World Championship.
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Volleyball - Kinshasa, RD Congo, November 9, 2013 - Cameroon and DR Congo secured their tickets to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship qualification process after they finished in first and second positions respectively at zone 4 (Pool P) tournament held at the Stade des Marthyrs in Kinshasa, November 2 to 6.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, November 7, 2013 – Cape Verde host Pool N in the African phase of qualifiers for the 2014 FIVB World Championships this week hoping to seal a place in the final round of qualification.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lusaka, Zambia, October 26, 2013 – Botswana claimed the gold medal in the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship Zone 6 Qualification Tournament (Pool R) after they overcame a fighting Mozambique 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-8) on the fifth and last day in Lusaka on Saturday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lusaka, Zambia, October 24, 2013 – Botswana continued their winning ways on the third day of the 2014 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship Zone 6 qualification tournament (Pool R) in Lusaka, Zambia, on Thursday with a straight-sets victory (25-19, 25-13, 25-11) over hosts Zambia.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lusaka, Zambia, October 23, 2013 - Botswana have achieved their second win over Swaziland 3-0 (25-9, 25-10, 25-15) on the second day of the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship zone 6 qualification tournament (Pool R) in Lusaka on Wednesday. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Lusaka, Zambia, October 22, 2013- Host Zambia claimed the first victory over Swaziland 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-18) in opening day of the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship Zone 6 qualification tournament (Pool R) in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 21, 2013 – Argentina’s qualification to the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship Italy 2014 after a 12 year absence, has created a great deal of local media interest since Sunday. ... Read full news
Volleyball - San Juan, Argentina, October 20, 2013 - The Argentine Senior Women’s team have qualified for the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship Italy 2014 by default, after Peru forfeited the final of the CSV 2014 Women’s World Championship Qualification Tournament during the third set on Sunday. ... Read full news
After two editions as hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World
Championship, including the last in 2010, Italy will host the women for
the first time ever from September 23 to October 12 in 2014.
As one of volleyball’s strongest and proudest nations, the best of women’s volleyball will have a wonderful stage to perform on, especially after an outstanding standard was set during the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 2010.
Not only does the country of Italy have a rich history in culture but also in volleyball. A total of six cities - Rome, Trieste, Verona, Bari, Modena, Milan - will host the FIVB’s premier tournament for women. Not quite the 10 cities from 2010 but some of the six cities are well known as historic places of volleyball at Italian club level, especially the host of the finals – Milan.
Italy has hosted many women’s competition in the past - the FIVB Junior World Championships in 1985, four European Championships (1971, 1991, 1999 and 2011) and three finals of the FIVB Grand Prix (2003, 2004, 2006) - but it is the first time for the FIVB Women’s World Championship.
Considering Italy’s history, culture and volleyball landscape, there could be no better mix to host the FIVB premier quadrennial women’s volleyball event.
The FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship will feature 24 teams divided into four pools of six teams for the first round which will be a round robin system over five days – three matches per day - with four cities (Rome, Trieste, Bari and Verona) hosting a pool each.
The top four teams of each pool will advance to the second round (in Bari, Trieste, Verona and Modena), where the 16 teams will be split into two pools of eight (top two of Pool A and B, third and fourth of Pool C and Pool D), with the top three of each pool advancing to the third round.
The top three teams from the two second-round pools will advance to the third round with the winners, placed in each pool, while the second and third will be drawn.
The third and final round will consist of a round robin system with the top two teams of each pool advancing to the semifinals before the final takes place in Milan on October 12.
Russia are the two-time defending champions after Italy won the title in 2002.