FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship
 

Competition Formula

 

The 17th edition of the Women's U20 World Championship will be held from June 21 to 30, 2013 in Brno in the Czech Republic.

It will be the first time the competition will feature 20 teams. All previous editions featured 16 teams only.

The competition will run over 10 days with two rest days.

The 20 teams will be divided into four pools of five teams each and will play a round-robin tournament. The bottom-ranked team of each pool will play classification matches for 17th-20th place in a round-robin system.

The other 16 teams progress to the Eight Finals which consists of a playoff (1st of Pool A against 4th of Pool B etc). The winners of the playoff matches will advance to the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals to be classified from 1st to 8th while the losers of playoff match will play classification matches, with a similar quarterfinals, semifinals and finals system, to be classified from 9th to 16th.


How They Qualified

 

Africa
Number of vacancies 3
Determined by 14th African Nations Championship
 
March 11-20, 2013
(Abuja, Nigeria)
Teams Qualified EGY - Egypt
NIG - Nigeria
ALG - Algeria

Asia
Number of vacancies 4
Determined by Asian Women's Junior Volleyball Championship

October 1-9, 2012
(Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)
Teams Qualified CHN - China
TPE  - Chinese Taipei
JPN - Japan
THA - Thailand

Europe
Number of vacancies 6
Determined by CEV Women's Junior European Championship

August 18-26, 2012
(Ankara, Turkey)
Team Qualified TUR - Turkey
   
Hosts CZE - Czech Republic
   
Determined by CEV Qualifiers (4 spots - the winners of each pool)

May 7-12, 2013
Pool A (Serbia), Pool B (Italy), Pool C (Bulgaria), Pool D (Russia)
Team Qualified SRB - Serbia
RUS - Russia
BUL - Bulgaria
ITA - Italy

NORCECA
Number of vacancies 4
Determined by NORCECA Women's U20 Championship (3 spots)

August 19-27, 2012 (Managua, Nicaragua)
Teams Qualified DOM - Dominican Republic
MEX - Mexico
USA -  United States
   
Determined by U20 Pan American Cup
(1 spot)

March 16-24, 2013 (Cuba)
Team Qualified PUR - Puerto Rico

South America
Number of vacancies 3
Determined by Women's Junior South American Championship

October 17-23, 2012
(Lima, Peru)
Teams Qualified BRA - Brazil
PER - Peru
COL - Colombia

 


Participating Teams

 

ALGERIA

BRAZIL

BULGARIA

CHINA

COLOMBIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

EGYPT

ITALY

JAPAN

MEXICO

NIGERIA

PERU

PUERTO RICO

RUSSIA

SERBIA

CHINESE TAIPEI

THAILAND

TURKEY

USA