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FIVB Men’s Volleyball Club World Championship
Doha, Qatar
3-8 November 2009

 Press Release
Doha Club World Cup to incorporate Golden Formula

Itas Diatec Trentino (ITA) will participate in the FIVB Men’s Club World Volleyball Championship in Qatar

Lausanne, July 10, 2009 – The FIVB and Qatari organizers have agreed to apply the Golden Formula rule at the FIVB Men’s Club World Volleyball Championship, which is returning to the international circuit after a 17-year-hiatus this November 3-8 in Doha, Qatar.

The Golden Formula playing system requires that the first attack for each team begin from the back row in an attempt to produce longer rallies.

While it will be the first time for the FIVB to test the rule, it will be business as usual for Qatar, whose national competitions have incorporated the Golden Formula to great success in recent years.


The Club World Championship will feature eight of the world’s best Volleyball clubs, including Italy’s Trentino Volley, Egypt’s Zamalek, Iran’s Payakan, and Qatar’s Al Arabi Doha. The wild cards are Poland’s PGE Skra Belchatow and Russia’s Dinamo Kazan, with teams from CSV and NORCECA to be determined at a later date.

The drawing of lots for the championship will be held in Doha in mid-August.

FIVB Board of Administration Member Essa Hamza Al Failakawi and FIVB Volleyball Events Director Piero Rebaudengo recently inspected the Doha facilities where the Club World Championship will be staged and were very pleased with their findings.


Mr. Hamza said he has great confidence in the capabilities of the Qatar Volleyball Association, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah Yousuf Al-Mal, to organize a world-class championship.


Mr. Rebaudengo expressed his complete satisfaction with the inspection visit and ensured that all FIVB requirements will be fulfilled to an outstanding level.

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