Qualifiers

 

Distribution of vacancies per Confederation

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 Italy and Bulgaria. Previous World Championship winners (Poland) already qualified.

As per the FIVB sports regulations, the number of spots awarded by the FIVB for each Confederation for the next World Championships is as follows:

AVC 
Asia
4
CAVB Africa 3
CEV Europe Italy&Bulgaria (hosts) + 8 
CSV South America 2
NORCECA North, Carribean and Central America 5
                  

NB: The criteria of vacancies is based on the number of teams participating in the qualification phase and percentage of teams placed in the top 12 at previous World Championships. 

Qualification Process 

The host countries have automatically qualified for the quadriennal event, as well as the current World Champion and the other 21 vacancies were determined through qualifying tournaments held within the five FIVB Confederations (AVC, CAVB, CEV, CSV and NORCECA)

TEAMS QUALIFIED THROUGH DATES
AVC (Four vacancies)
Iran FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool A 1st Iran Aug 10-14, 2017
China FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool A 2nd Iran Aug 10-14, 2017
Japan FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool B 1st Australia July 12-16, 2017
Australia FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool B 2nd Australia July 12-16, 2017
CAVB (Three vacancies)
Tunisia African Nation Championship - Winner Egypt - October 22-29, 2017
Egypt African Nation Championship - Runner up Egypt - October 22-29, 2017
Cameroon African Nation Championship - 3rd placed Egypt - October 22-29, 2017
CEV (Italy&Bulgaria + 8 vacancies)
Italy Hosts -
Bulgaria Hosts -
Poland 2014 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship winners -
France Second round qualifier (Winner Poo A2) France - May 23-28, 2017
Netherlands Second round qualifier (Winner Pool B2) Netherlands - May 23-28 2017
Slovenia Second round qualifier (Winner Pool C2) Slovenia - May 23-28, 2017
Russia Second round (Winner Pool D2) Estonia- May 23-28, 2017
Serbia Second round qualifier (Winner Pool E2) Croatia- May 23-28, 2017
Finland Second round qualifier (Winner Pool F2) Czech Republic- May 23-28, 2017
Belgium Third round qualifier (Winner Pool A3) Belgium July 19-23, 2017
CSV (Two vacancies)
Brazil South American 2017 Continental Championship Aug 7 - 11, 2017
Argentina Continental Qualification
NORCECA (Five vacancies)
USA Norceca's Continental Championship World Championship Qualification Winner USA - Sept 26-Oct 1, 2017
Dominican Republic Norceca's Continental Championship World Championship Qualification Runner up USA - Sept 26-Oct 1, 2017
Canada Norceca's Continental Championship World Championship Qualification 3rd Placed USA - Sept 26-Oct 1, 2017
Puerto Rico Norceca's World Championship Qualification Winner Cuba - Nov 10-12, 2017
Cuba Norceca's World Championship Qualification Runner up Cuba - Nov 10-12, 2017

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