The tournament consists of two rounds
with 16 matches in total.
Preliminary Round: 12
Final Round: 4 matches
Two pools (A&B)
are composed of four (4) teams each, with teams playing each other in a
Round Robin format to determine the overall ranking and classification
from 1st to 4th.
Teams ranked 3rd and 4th in each preliminary pool
(A3,A4 & B3,B4) will be eliminated and attributed with a 5th place finish.
FINAL ROUND (Semi–Finals & Finals)
Semi-finals: The team ranked 1st in Pool A after the preliminary round
will play against the team ranked 2nd in Pool B. The team ranked 1st in
Pool B after the preliminary round will play against the team ranked 2nd
in Pool A.
Finals: The losers of the semi-final matches will
play-off for 3rd & 4th places. The winners of the semi-final matches will
contest the final for 1st & 2nd places.
For the first time in an
FIVB tournament, a new rule will be trialled during the FIVB Men's Club
World Volleyball Championship Doha 2009 in order to “keep the ball flying”
and add value to a rally for the spectator.
The Golden Formula playing system
requires that the first attack for each team begins from the back row in
an attempt to produce longer rallies.
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