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:
||Italy&Bulgaria (hosts) + 8
||North, Carribean and Central America
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.
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)