Competition Formula

COMPETITION FORMULA
The tournament consists of two rounds with 10 matches in total.
Preliminary Round: Six matches
Final Round: Four matches

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Two pools (C and D) are composed of three (3) teams each, with teams playing each other in a Round Robin system to determine the overall ranking and classification from 1st to 3rd.

Teams ranked 3rd in each pool will be eliminated and classified with a 5th place finish.

FINAL ROUND (Semifinals and Finals)
Semifinals: The team ranked 1st in Pool C after the Preliminary Round will play against the team ranked 2nd in Pool D. The team ranked 1st in Pool D after the Preliminary Round will play against the team ranked 2nd in Pool C.

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.

 

Drawing of lots and Distribution of teams

The drawing of lots for the pools of the First Round will be held in Doha, Qatar on June 26, 2011.




Vacancies

AFRICA: 1
ASIA: 1
EUROPE: 2
NORCECA: 1
SOUTH AMERICA: 1