Qualification System for FIVB World Championships revealed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 1, 2020 – The FIVB has confirmed the qualification system for the prestigious FIVB Volleyball World Championships 2022 following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration.

Twenty-four teams per gender will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball World Championships 2022, with the men’s edition to be hosted by Russia, while the Netherlands and Poland will host the women’s edition. 

Additionally, per gender, the host country team or teams (depending on the number of hosts) and the current world champions will both be granted a place in the competition.  

The Continental Championships 2021 will also qualify two teams (not yet qualified) per gender per Continental Confederation. In case a host country team or the current world champion also secure one of the top two spots at a Continental Championship, the next highest ranked team in that tournament will qualify for the World Championship. 

And to complete the roster of twenty-four teams per gender, the remaining twelve or eleven teams (depending on the number of hosts) will qualify based on their position in the FIVB Volleyball World Ranking for Senior National Teams at the end of the national team season 2021.