FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship
 

Competition Formula

 

The ninth edition of the FIVB Men's Club World Championship will be held from May 5 to 10, 2014 in Belo Horizonte in Brazil.

The competition will feature eight teams such as in the previous editions except for the first one in 1989, which saw only six teams compete.

In this year’s tournament, host club Sada Cruzeiro will be joined by the Continental Champion teams from South America, Europe, Africa and Asia in addition to the NORCECA nominated team. The participation of two teams – jointly decided by the FIVB and the organisers – will complete the line-up of clubs taking part in the Championship.

The competition will run over five days and consist of two rounds with 16 matches in total.

Preliminary Round: 12 matches

Finals: 4 matches

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Two pools (A and B) are composed of four (4) teams each, with teams playing each other in a Round Robin system to determine the overall ranking and classification from first to fourth.

Teams ranked third and fourth in each pool will be eliminated and classified respectively with a fifth and seventh place finish.

SEMIFINALS AND FINALS

Semifinals: The team ranked first in Pool A after the Preliminary Round will play against the team ranked second in Pool B. The team ranked first in Pool B after the Preliminary Round will play against the team ranked second in Pool A.

Finals: The losers of the semifinal matches will playoff for third and fourth places. The winners of the semifinal matches will contest the final for first and second places.

 


Participating Clubs

 

SADA CRUZEIRO (BRAZIL)
Qualified as Host Country Club

 

UPCN (ARGENTINA)

Runner-up of South American Men's Club Championship

February 17-23, 2014 (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

BELOGORIE BELGOROD (RUSSIA)

Winner of CEV Champions League

March 22-23, 2014 (Ankara, Turkey)

 

GUAYNABO METS (PUERTO RICO)

NORCECA appointed team

 

ESPERANCE (TUNISIA)

Winner of Men's African Club Championship

March 18-30, 2014 (Sousse, Tunisia)

 

MATIN VARAMIN (IRAN)

Winner of Men's Asian Club Championship

April 8-16, 2014 (Manila, Philippines)

 

TRENTINO (ITALY)

Wild card winners (joint decision by FIVB and organisers)

 

AL-RAYYAN (QATAR)

Wild card winners (joint decision by FIVB and organisers)