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Follow the World Championship qualification action in Asia

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan play off from May 26-28 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to see who advances to the second and final round of Asia qualifying on the road to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship that will take place in Italy and Bulgaria in 2018.

Where can I follow this week's Asian qualifiers?

You can find specific match information on the Asia Confederation website.

Daily updates on the qualifying action will be posted on and the FIVB Men’s World Championship Italy and Bulgaria 2018 website.

How do countries qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018?

The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018, which takes place from September 10 to 30 2018.

Qualifying tournaments are held within the five FIVB Confederations (AVC, CAVB, CEV, CSV and NORCECA) to determine the 21 participants who will join hosts Italy and Bulgaria and reigning world champions Poland. 

Asia Volleyball Confederation (AVC):
Asia has a total of four vacancies at the FIVB Volleyball World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018. The four Asia countries will be determined from two second round pools where the top two from each pool will qualify for Italy-Bulgaria. For more information, click here.

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy and Bulgaria 2018:
The 2018 Men's World Championship will follow on from the record-breaking 2014 edition in Poland which was won by the competition hosts. The 2018 World Championship will be the 19th edition of a competition which was first played in 1949 in Prague in what was then Czechoslovakia.


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