The tournament consists of two rounds with 16 matches in total.
Preliminary Round: 12 matches
Final Round: 4 matches
Two pools (A and B) are composed of four (4) teams each, with teams playing each other in a Round Robin system 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 classified with a 5th place finish.
FINAL ROUND (Semifinals and Finals)
Semifinals: 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 semifinal matches will play-off for 3rd and 4th places. The winners of the semifinal matches will contest the final for 1st and 2nd places.
The drawing of lots for the pools of the First Round
will be held in Doha, Qatar on June 26, 2011.
SOUTH AMERICA: 1
The organiser is awarded a vacancy from the continental allocation.