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A total of 24 teams will compete for the title in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 which will take place from September 23 to October 12, 2014. The host country has automatically qualified for the quadriennal event, and the other 23 vacancies were determined through qualifying tournaments held within the five FIVB Confederations (AVC, CAVB, CEV, CSV and NORCECA).
A total of 141 teams played in the women’s world championship qualification process.
The 24 teams will be spread across four pools of six teams playing in a round-robin system, with the top four teams advancing to a second round of preliminary matches featuring two pools of eight teams. The top three teams from the two second-round pools will advance to the third round with the winners placed in each pool, while the second and third will be drawn. The third and Final Round will also consist of a round-robin system, with the top two teams of each pool advancing to the semifinals before the Final Round takes place in Milan on October 12. The third ranked teams will be tied for fifth place.
Visit the official website for more information: FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014