Eight teams will participate in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2011.

This is how the eight teams were decided:

As hosts of the competition, Al Arabi qualified automatically for the Championship.

The seven remaining teams qualified thanks to the Continental Championships:
- Trentino BetClic (ITA) and Zenit Kazan (RUS) won the two qualifying places available at the 2011 CEV Champions League with the former winning the tournament.
- Al Ahly Sporting Club (EGY) qualified after winning the Men's African Club Championship.
- Trinity Western Spartans (CAN) were nominated by NORCECA.
- Paykan (IRI) won the Asian Men's Club Championship.
- SESI-SP (BRA) won the CSV Men's Club Championship.

Additionally, KS Jastrzebski Wegiel (POL) qualified as wildcard recipients.

Full continental rankings:

Men's African Club Championship - April 28-May 7, 2011 - Cairo, Egypt
1. Al Ahly Sporting Club (EGY)
2. Kenya Prisons (KEN)
3. El Guish (EGY)
4. National University (RWA)
5. FAP (CMR)
6. Setif (ALG)
7. Port (CMR)
8. Blida (ALG)
9. GSU (KEN)
10. OSB (NGR)
11. Inter Club (CGO)
12. Daim Hamad (SUD)
13. Redskins (LES)
14. Rukinzo (BUR)
15. Al Nahda (SUD)
16. Al Saggana (SUD)
Asian Men's Club Championship - July 23-31, 2011 - Palembang, Indonesia
1. Paykan (IRI)
2. Almaty (KAZ)
3. Tang Dynasty (CHN)
4. Sakai Blazer (JPN)
5. Chang (THA)
6. Bank Sumsel Babel (INA)
7. Al Rayyan (QAT)
9.  Asia World Club (MYA)
10. Talyp Sport (TKM)
11. UzbekTelecom (UZB)
12. Etisalat (AFG)

2011 CEV Champions League
1. Trentino BetClic (ITA)
2. Zenit Kazan (RUS)
3. Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
4. Jastrzebski Wegiel (POL)

NORCECA Representative
1. Trinity Western Spartans (CAN)  
2011 Men's CSV Club Championship
3. Catholic University (CHI)
4. Club Peerless (PER)

Press releases


Al Ahly book FIVB Men’s World Club Championship spot with 10th African crown

Cairo, Egypt, May 7, 2011 – Al Ahly of Egypt captured their second consecutive and 10th in total men’s African Club Championship title after defeating Prisons of Kenya in straight sets 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-10) in the final at Al Ahly club hall in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday to book a place in the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship for a second successive year.

Paykan clinch club world champs berth
Palembang, Indonesia, July 30, 2011 – Title-holders Paykan from Iran stretched their invincible aura in the Asian Men’s Volleyball Club Championship as they clinched their seven title, and sixth in a row, after methodically crushing an off-form Almaty of Kazakhstan in a one-sided final.

Trentino clinch third straight Champions League crown
Bolzano, Italy, March 27, 2011 – The 2010 FIVB Men's Club World champions Trentino BetClic of Italy completed a hat-trick of CEV Champions League titles on Sunday with a 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20) victory over Zenit Kazan of Russia in Bolzano.

Sesi-SP book place at Club World Championships
Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 9, 2011 – Brazilian men’s club Sesi-SP became the latest team to qualify for the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship after they saw off Argentina’s UPCN in straight sets (25-16, 25-15, 25-15) in the South American Men’s Club Championship in front of their home fans in Sao Paulo.