Qualifiers

 

Distribution of vacancies per Confederation

The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgariy 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 22 participants who will join Italy and Bulgaria. 

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 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)



TEAMS QUALIFIED THROUGH DATES
AVC (Four vacancies)
TBC FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgary 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool A 1st Iran Aug 10-14, 2017
TBC FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgary 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool A 2nd Iran Aug 10-14, 2017
TBC FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgary 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool B 1st Australia July 12-16, 2017
TBC FIVB Volleyball Men's world Championship Italy-Bulgary 2018 Asia qualifier - Pool B 2nd Australia July 12-16, 2017
CAVB (Three vacancies)
TBC TBC TBC
TBC TBC TBC
TBC TBC TBC
TBC
CEV (Italy&Bulgaria + 8 vacancies)
Italy Hosts -
Bulgaria Hosts -
Poland 2014 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship winners -
France Second round qualifier (Winner Pool 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 qualifier (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
TBC Second round qualifier (Winner Pool A3) July 11-16, 2017
CSV (Two vacancies)
TBC South American 2017 Continental Championship Aug 7 - 11, 2017
TBC Continental Qualification  Aug 31- Sept 4, 2017
NORCECA (Five vacancies)
TBC NORCECA Continental Championship Winner USA - Sept 24-Oct 2, 2017
TBC NORCECA Continental Championship Runner up USA - Sept 24-Oct 2, 2017
TBC NORCECA Continental Championship 3rd Placed USA - Sept 24-Oct 2, 2017
TBC NORCECA Continental Championship 4th Placed USA - Sept 24-Oct 2, 2017
TBC NORCECA Continental Championship 5th Placed USA - Sept 24-Oct 2, 2017

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