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Squad Sizes
The 2013 edition sees a change in the size of squads
with teams able to have 22 players eligible for selection
throughout the tournament.The 12 match day players will
be selected from the 22. Last year’s edition saw teams
allowed 25 players in their tournament squad.
Tie breaking criteria
Teams even on points at the end of the Intercontinental
Round will be classified according to the number of
matches they have won, sets ratio and then points ratio,
changing from the previous system of using points ratio
before sets ratio. The following tie breaking criteria will
be applied one after the other until the tie has been
broken:
1.
Number of matches won.
2.
Sets ratio. If the tie persists after as per the
number of matches won, the teams will be
classified in descending order by the quotient
resulting from the division of the number of all
sets won by the number of all sets lost.
3.
Points ratio. If there is still a tie after applying
the two criteria described above, teams will be
classified in descending order by the quotient
resulting from the division of all points scored by
the total of points lost during all sets.
4.
If the tie continues, the priority will be given to
the team who won the last match between them.
5.
When the tie in points ratio is between three or
more teams, a new classification of these teams
in the terms of point 2 and point 3 will be made
taking into account only the matches in which
they were opposed to each other.
COMPETITION FORMULA
Six weekends of pool play over seven weeks
18
teams
Three pools of six teams
Home-and-away matches
A total of 10 matches per team
An overall total of 90 matches
Six teams qualify for the World League Finals
MATCH POINT DISTRIBUTION
3-0
or 3-1
Winners: 3pts Losers: 0pt
3-2
Winners: 2pts Losers: 1pt
TIE BREAKING CRITERIA
1
Number of matches won
2
Sets ratio
3
Points ratio