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Ten men’s and six women’s teams confirmed for 2014 World Championships

 
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 30, 2013 – After yet another exciting weekend of qualifying action, Russia and Italy have confirmed their place in the 2014 Men’s World Championships in Poland, after winning first and second place respectively at the CEV 2013 Men’s Volleyball European Championship. The two countries now join hosts Poland to fill the three vacancies available to the CEV at next year’s World Championship.

With their win in Sunday’s final – that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark – the 2012 Olympic gold medallists and this year’s World League winners, Russia have also earned a place at the Men’s Grand Champions Cup that will take place in Japan his November.

To date, 10 out of the 24 teams for the Men’s World Championship have been determined. Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela have taken the three CSV spots for the event while Australia, China, Iran and Korea are the four AVC countries that will be represent their continent at next year’s event.

Of the 14 remaining vacancies for the Men’s World Championship, six will be taken by the CEV, five by NORCECA and three by the CAVB.

The weekend also took the qualifying action for the Women’s World Championship one step further to its conclusion. The AVC is just a day away from deciding the last two countries that will represent them at next year’s event in Italy.  

2014 FIVB WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brazil, Germany, Japan, Russia and Thailand as well as hosts Italy have secured their place in the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championships, thus far.

NORCECA

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) will be the last Confederation to qualify all their teams for the 2014 Women’s FIVB World Championships. The final round of the qualification tournaments will occur from May 21 to June 30, where five teams will qualify. The last team will qualify during the NORCECA Continental Playoff, from July 2 to 7, 2014.

ASIA

In Asian qualifying, 10 teams are divided into two pools of five teams for two separate qualifying tournaments. The two best ranked teams in each pool (total four teams) advance to the FIVB World Championships. Thailand and Japan are now qualified for the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014 after finishing first and second in Pool A on September 8. China, Korea, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, India will fight for the final two spots in Pool B, which takes place from September 27 to October 1 in China.

AFRICA

Africa will begin its second round of qualifications featuring 28 countries in October, although the two teams that will advance to the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014 won’t be known until after the confederation’s final round in January 2014.

EUROPE

In addition to Russia and Germany, who qualified through the 2013 CEV Women’s Volleyball European Championship, and host country Italy, the seven remaining spots for the 2014 FIVB World Championships will be confirmed during the final round of confederation qualifiers in early January 2014.

SOUTH AMERICA

As the winner of the South American Women's Championship in Peru, which concluded on Sunday, Brazil has qualified for both the World Grand Championship Cup and the 2014 FIVB World Championships. The winner of the 2014 Women's World Championship Qualification Tournament scheduled to take place from 24 to 27 October will also qualify for the FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014.

2014 FIVB MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Finals hosts Poland, Argentina, Australia, Brazil (three-time defending champions), China, Iran, Italy, Korea, Russia and Venezuela are already confirmed for the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championships, thus far.

NORCECA

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) will be the last Confederation to qualify all their teams for the 2014 Men’s FIVB World Championships. The third round of the qualification tournaments will occur from May 21 to June 30, 2014 where the winners from each of the four Pools will qualify for the FIVB World Championships. The four silver-medal winners will then compete in the NORCECA Continental Cup Playoff from July 9 to 14, 2014 in hopes of securing the final FIVB World Championship spot.

ASIA

Iran won Pool B of the Asian Men’s Final Qualification Tournament on September 13 for their ticket to the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014, joining Australia (Pool A) and Korea (Pool D), who have already qualified. China finished top of Pool C on September 22 to be the last Asian team to qualify for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014.

AFRICA

Twenty-eight African teams will have their chance to qualify for the FIVB World Championships during their qualification tournaments, which resume in October. The second round of tournaments will take place in October and November, and the final round takes place in January 2014. The three Pool winners of the third round will move on to the FIVB World Championships.

SOUTH AMERICA

South American men have one more vacancy for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014 than the women. Brazil and Argentina qualified by finishing first and second respectively at the South America Continental Championship on August 12. Venezuela was the winner of the subsequent qualification tournament which concluded on September 15.

EUROPE

Russia and Italy qualified through the 2013 CEV Men’s Volleyball European Championship that took place from September 20 to 29. The five pool winners and the best second placed team from the third round of qualifiers (January 3-5) will also qualify for the FIVB World Championships. Host county Poland fills the final spot.





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