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Six women's & eight men's teams now qualified for 2014 Volleyball World Championships

 

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 23, 2013 – The fourth and final AVC vacancy for the 2014 Men’s World Championship in Poland was taken by China this weekend, while Brazil took the first of two places available to the CSV for the 2014 Women’s World Championship.

The three-day FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014 Asia Pool C qualifier, saw China defeat India 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) to take their place alongside Australia, Iran and Korea (winners of Pool A, B and D respectively) at next year's event. In addition to these four AVC countries, and hosts Poland, the CSV's Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela have also qualified for the tournament, bringing the
total number of qualified countries to eight. There are still 16 places to be determined over the course of the coming year.

Brazil were guaranteed a place at the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championships in Italy after they won their 18th Women’s South American Championship title after beating Venezuela in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17) in an hour and 18 minutes. Along with hosts Italy and fellow CEV members Germany and Russia, the two AVC countries that have qualified for the Championship are Japan and Thailand. With last weekend's qualifiers completed, six out of the 24 countries who will take part in the Championship have now been decided. 

Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela will compete for the second CSV vacancy at the 2014 Women's World Championship when they take part in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 CSV Qualification Tournament that will take place from October 24 to 27 in Argentina.  

Finland, France, Belgium and Germany moved to the quarterfinal phase of the European Men’s Continental Championships, after finishing at the top of their pools this past weekend. Two countries from the CEV will qualify for the 2014 Men’s World Championship in Poland through the 2013 Men’s Volleyball European Championship which started last Friday in Denmark and Poland. The tournament will end on September 29.

2014 FIVB WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brazil, Thailand, Japan, Russia and Germany as well as hosts Italy have secured their place in the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championships, thus far.

NORCECA

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) will be the last Confederation to qualify all their teams for the 2014 Women’s FIVB World Championships. The final round of the qualification tournaments will occur from May 21 to June 30, where five teams will qualify. The last team will qualify during the NORCECA Continental Playoff, from July 2 to 7, 2014.

ASIA

In Asian qualifying, 10 teams are divided into two pools of five teams for two separate qualifying tournaments. The two best ranked teams in each pool (total four teams) advance to the FIVB World Championships. Thailand and Japan are now qualified for the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014 after finishing first and second in Pool A on September 8. China, Korea, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, India will fight for the final two spots in Pool B, which takes place from September 27 to October 1 in China.

AFRICA

Africa will begin its second round of qualifications featuring 28 countries in October, although the two teams that will advance to the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014 won’t be known until after the confederation’s final round in January 2014.

EUROPE

In addition to Russia and Germany, who qualified through the 2013 CEV Women’s Volleyball European Championship, and host country Italy, the seven remaining spots for the 2014 FIVB World Championships will be confirmed during the final round of confederation qualifiers in early January 2014.

As the top two teams in the 2013 CEV Women’s Volleyball European Championship, Russia and Germany have secured their spot at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships.

SOUTH AMERICA

As the winner of the South American Women's Championship in Peru, which concluded on Sunday, Brazil has qualified for both the World Grand Championship Cup and the 2014 FIVB World Championships. The winner of the 2014 Women's World Championship Qualification Tournament scheduled to take place from 24 to 27 October will also qualify for the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014.

2014 FIVB MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Finals hosts Poland, three-time defending champions Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Iran and Australia, Korea are already confirmed for the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championships, thus far.

NORCECA

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) will be the last Confederation to qualify all their teams for the 2014 Men’s FIVB World Championships. The third round of the qualification tournaments will occur from May 21 to June 30, 2014 where the winners from each of the four Pools will qualify for the FIVB World Championships. The four silver-medal winners will then compete in the NORCECA Continental Cup Playoff from July 9 to 14, 2014 in hopes of securing the final FIVB World Championship spot.

ASIA

Iran won Pool B of the Asian Men’s Final Qualification Tournament on September 13 for their ticket to the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014, joining Australia (Pool A) and Korea (Pool D), who have already qualified. China finished top of Pool Con September 22 to be the last Asian team to qualify for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014.

AFRICA

Twenty-eight African teams will have their chance to qualify for the FIVB World Championships during their qualification tournaments, which resume in October. The second round of tournaments will take place in October and November, and the final round takes place in January 2014. The three Pool winners of the third round will move on to the FIVB World Championships.

SOUTH AMERICA

South American men have one more vacancy for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014 than the women. Brazil and Argentina qualified by finishing first and second respectively at the South America Continental Championship on August 12. Venezuela was the winner of the subsequent qualification tournament which concluded on September 15.

EUROPE

Two countries will qualify through the 2013 CEV Men’s Volleyball European Championship that started on September 20 and will run until September 29. The five pool winners and the best second placed team from the third round of qualifiers (January 3-5) will also qualify for the FIVB World Championships. Host county Poland fills the final spot.



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