21st Edition, June 4 - July 25
Germany and Mexico played each other in Berlin on August 21-22 and Egypt and Iran squared off on September 4-5 in the First Round for a chance to play against the bottom two teams from the 2009 World League: No. 15 Japan and No. 16 Venezuela in the second leg from September 18-20.
Germany and Egypt went through the whole qualification process and qualified for the 2010 World League.
For detailed competition results, click on Qualifications in the menu bar
With three rounds at home and three away, there are a total of 12 matches for each team and an overall total of 96 matches in the intercontinental round.
Pool's Ranking System
In case of tie, the teams will be classified according to the following
criteria: number of matches won, points ratio and sets ratio.
Final Round qualification (6 teams)
- 4 Winners of pools, A, B, C, D.
- 1 Host Country of the Final Round (Argentina)*
- 1 Best Second of all pools**
*If Argentina is ranked first in its pool, the team ranked second of Pool D will qualify for the Final Round.
**The team ranked best second according to the ranking points amongst pools A, B, C and D will take the last available vacancy for the Final Round. In case of a tie, criteria used to determine pool rankings and described above will be followed.
The Final Round will be played over 5 days (10 matches in total).
The two top teams of each pool will advance to
crossed semi-finals (1st of pool E Vs 2nd of pool F and 1st of pool F Vs
2nd of pool E) and final matches. Teams ranked 3rd of each pool are
eliminated and will be ranked tied for the 5th place.
Order of matches