FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

Competition Formula

MEN

The tournament consists of two rounds with 16 matches in total.
Preliminary Round: 12 matches
Finals: 4 matches

PRELIMINARY ROUND
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.

FINALS (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.

WOMEN

The tournament consists of two rounds with 10 matches in total.
Preliminary Round: 6 matches
Finals: 4 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.

FINALS (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 playoff for 3rd and 4th places. The winners of the semifinal matches will contest the final for 1st and 2nd places.

Vacancies

MEN
AFRICA: 1
ASIA: 1
EUROPE: 1
NORCECA: 1
SOUTH AMERICA: 1
WILD CARDS: 2
HOSTS: 1

WOMEN
AFRICA: 1
ASIA: 1
EUROPE: 1
NORCECA: 1
SOUTH AMERICA: 1
WILD CARD: 1


Drawing of lots and Distribution of teams

The drawing of lots for the pools of the First Round was held in Doha, Qatar on September 2, 2012.