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Record registration for FIVB Volleyball World Championships

 
Russia has won the last two editions of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in 2010 and 2006
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 1, 2013 – A record number of 295 teams have registered to enter the qualification process for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships.

This spectacular total, coming from 162 national federations (out of 220 FIVB federations - 67%) across the five FIVB confederations, represents an increase of 81 teams (27%) from the previous best of 214 teams from 119 federations for the FIVB 2010 World Championships.

“It is extremely pleasing to see the level of interest in the FIVB World Championships and the outstanding number of countries participating in the FIVB’s signature volleyball event,” FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said. “This is a continuation of the growth of our sport. Following the success of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup which saw a record 143 countries participate in the 2012 Olympic qualification process, the FIVB Volleyball World Championships is continuing the trend of increased participation across volleyball and beach volleyball.” 

The break down by gender is also impressive. The FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 has 154 countries registered (up from 113 in 2010) while the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 features 141 countries in the qualification process (up from 101 in 2010).

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships

NFs Reg

Men

Women

Africa

40

39

38

Asia

30

28

16

Europe

45

41

42

NORCECA

40

39

38

South America

7

7

7

TOTAL

162

154

141

TOTAL TEAMS

295


The qualification process will see countries compete within their confederation to determine the 23 participants who will join the hosts at the FIVB Volleyball World Championships next year.

The number of vacancies for each tournament is the following:

 

MEN

WOMEN

Participating teams

24

24

Organising Countries:

POLAND

ITALY

Distribution of Vacancies

 

 

Asia

4

4

Africa

3

2

Europe

Poland (host) + 8

Italy (host) + 9

South America

3

2

NORCECA

5

6


The NORCECA Confederation has already started its qualification process with eight men’s and eight women's first round tournaments held in 2012 with the top three teams from each advancing to the second round. The process will continue through to the third round where the five NORCECA representatives will be determined.

The winner of the World Championships will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2015, which is the first Olympic qualification event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Russia is the most successful nation in the FIVB Volleyball World Championships having won the men’s title six times (all as USSR) and the women’s crown five times, including the last two editions. Brazil has won the last three men’s editions.

Entry List by Country

Women

Africa

Algeria
Burundi
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Chad
Côte d'Ivoire
Cameroun
Democratic Republic of Congo
Comores, Fed. & Islamic Rep.
Cape Verde,  Republic of
Egypt
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Mauritius
Namibia
Nigeria
Niger
South Africa
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia

Australia
China, People's Rep. of
Hong Kong, China
Indonesia
India
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Myanmar, Union of
New Zealand
Philippines
Korea, People's Dem.Rep.
Sri Lanka
Thailand, Kingdom of
Chinese Taipei
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

Europe

Albania
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belarus
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Spain
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia, Ex. Yug. Rep.
Moldova
Malta
Montenegro
Netherlands
Ireland, Northern
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Scotland
Slovenia
San Marino
Switzerland
Slovak Republic
Sweden
Turkey
Ukrania

NORCECA

Anguilla
Netherlands Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Belize
Canada
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guadeloupe
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Jamaica
Saint Lucia
Mexico
Martinique
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Surinam
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Bonaire
French St. Martin
Dutch St. Maarteen
St. Eustatius

South America

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

Men

Africa

Algeria
Burundi
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Chad
Côte d'Ivoire
Cameroun
Democratic Republic of Congo
Comores, Fed. & Islamic Rep.
Cape Verde,  Republic of
Egypt
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Jordan
Japan
Ghana
Kenya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Mauritius
Namibia
Nigeria
Niger
South Africa
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia

Afghanistan
Australia
Bahrain
China, People's Rep. of
Hong Kong, China
Indonesia
India
Iran
Iraq
Finland
France
Kazakhstan
Korea
Saudia Arabia, Kingdom of
Kuwait
Lebanon
Maldive Islands
Myanmar, Union of
New Zealand
Pakistan
Qatar
Sri Lanka
Thailand, Kingdom of
Chinese Taipei
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Europe

Albania
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belarus
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Spain
Estonia
Grenada
Guatemala
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Luxembourg
Macedonia, Ex. Yug. Rep.
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
Ireland, Northern
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Scotland
Slovenia
San Marino
Slovak Republic
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine

NORCECA

Anguilla
Netherlands Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Belize
Canada
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guadeloupe
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Jamaica
Saint Lucia
Mexico
Montserrat
Martinique
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Surinam
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
French St. Martin
Turks & Caicos
Dutch St. Marteen
St. Eustatius

South America

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela





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