FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012


The 2012 Club World Championships bring together eight squads from around the globe, including the top teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, NORCECA and South America. A sixth spot is reserved for the host country, and the last two go to wild cards.

With the hosts being granted one vacancy, Al-Rayyan were chosen by Qatar to be their representatives. Zamalek of Egypt earned the African berth by winning the Men’s African Club Champions Championship in Tunis, Tunisia, April 30. The Asian Men’s Club Championship in Shanghai, China, was won by Qatar’s Al-Arabi on July 8. Zenit Kazan of Russia came away from the Indesit Champions League Final Four in Lodz, Poland, on March 18 with the European title, while the two wild card spots were awarded to the second and third place finishers from that same tournament: PGE Skra Belchatow of Poland and Trentino Diatec from Italy. Mexico’s Tigres de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon were nominated to take NORCECA’s spot. Brazil's Sada Cruzeiro booked the last ticket to Doha by triumphing in the Men's South American Clup Championship in Linares, Chile.

Continental results:

Men's African Clubs Championship - April 21-30, 2012 - Tunis, TUN
1 Zamalek (EGY)*
2 Etoile du Sahel (TUN)
3 Borj Bou Arririj (ALG)
4 Al Ahly (EGY)
5 Esperance (TUN)
6 Bejaia (ALG)
7 El Guish (EGY)
8 Prisons (KEN)
10 APR (RWA)
11 FAP (CMR)
12 Ahly Ben Ghazi (LBY)
13 Ahly Tripoli (LBY)
14 Sunshine (NGR)
15 Force Terrestre (RDC)
16 Mwangaza (RDC)
17 Voara (MAD)
18 Inter (Congo Brazzaville)
19 Manga Sport (GAB)
20 Omni Sport (CIV)
21 D’Agosto (ANG)
Asian Men's Club Championships - June 30-July 8, 2012 - Shanghai, CHN
1. Al-Arabi (QAT) *
2. Shanghai Tang Dynasty (CHN)
3. Kaleh Mazandaran (IRI)
4. Almaty (KAZ)
5. Chongburi (THA)
7. Toray Arrows (JPN)
8. ONGC-India (IND)
 9. Migrasiya (TKM)
10. Samator (INA)
11. AWV (MYA)
13. Uzbekistan (UZB)
14. Al-Qadsia (KUW)
16. Singapore (SIN)
CEV Indesit Champions League Final Four - March 17-18, 2012 - Lodz, POL
1. Zenit Kazan (RUS) *
2. PGE Skra Belchatow (POL) *WC
3. Trentino PlanetWin365 (now Trentino Diatec - ITA) *WC
4. Arkas Izmir (TUR)
Team nomination
1. Tigres de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon*
Men's South American Club Championship - September 3-9, 2012 - Linares, CHI
1. Sada Cruzeiro (BRA)*
3. Huracanes de Bolivar (VEN)
4. Club Deportivo Linares (CHI)
5. Club Deportivo Colon (PAR)
6. Universidad La Salle (BOL)
7. Club Peerless (PER)
8. Carmelo Rowing Club (URU)