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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

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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