Volleyball - La Romana, Dominican Republic, March 6, 2014 – The Organizing Committee of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 Qualification Tournament NORCECA Group P to be held in La Romana, on the southeast of the Dominican Republic, from May 13 to 19 was officially installed on Wednesday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Rome, Italy, March 4, 2014 – Italy, the hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, have confirmed that Marco Bonitta has returned as coach of the national women’s team.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 – Cameroon’s volleyball ladies could hardly believe their luck. “Qualified for the World Championship Italy 2014! Thank you God,” wrote their best-known international Laetitia Moma Bassoko on her Facebook page after a success even she seemed to find hard to comprehend. ... Read full news
FIVB - Alger, Algeria, March 1, 2014- Cameroon’s women's volleyball team will play in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship 2014 Italy, after securing a ticket by winning the African Pool T qualifiers with the best win-loss ratio. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Alger, Algeria, February 28, 2014 - The Cameroon women's volleyball team continued to lead the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 Africa Pool T qualifier in Alger, Algeria after recording their fourth win from five matches with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-13) win over Botswana in the Harcha Hacène Hall on Friday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 28, 2014 – World Championship fever is set to grip the volleyball community as the clock counts down to the Drawing of Lots for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships Italy 2014, scheduled to take place on March 10 at the Farnese Theatre in Parma. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Algiers, Algeria, February 27, 2014 - Cameroon Women's volleyball team achieved a ground breaking victory over hosts Algeria on day 5 of the 2014 Women's World championship qualifier African Pool T held at Harcha Hacène Hall in Algiers, Algeria on Thursday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Alger, Algeria, February 26, 2014 - Hosts Algeria proved too strong for Botswana by winning their fourth day encounter 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-10) at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 Africa Pool T qualifier held at Harcha Hacène Hall in Alger, Algeria on Wednesday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Algiers, Algeria, February 25, 2014 - The Egypt women's volleyball team continued their winning rhythm at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Africa Pool T qualification tournament as they beat Congo DR 3-0 (25-4, 25-20, 25-16) on the third day of the round robin tournament held at Harcha Hacène Hall in Algiers, Algeria on Tuesday, while... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24, 2014 – Their joy knew no bounds when Tunisia’s female volleyball players made history in the backyard of their fierce rivals Kenya.
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Volleyball - Algiers, Algeria, February 24, 2014 - Hosts Algeria started their campaign with a straight sets win over Nigeria at the 2014 Women's World Championship qualifier Africa Pool T held at Harcha Hacène Hall in Algiers on Monday, while favourites Egypt fought for more than two hours to beat Cameroon in a five set thriller.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24, 2014 – The draw for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 will take place at the Teatro Farnese in the Italian city of Parma on March 10. ... 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 four teams of Pool A and D will play in Pool E, top four of Pool B and Pool C will play in Pool F), 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.