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8 days to go – WCH 2018 W: Pools and competition formula

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Eight more days have left until the start of the most important volleyball event this year. Take a look at the Pools and the competition formula.

WCH 2018 formula


The 18th edition of the World Championship will be held in Japan, starting from 29th September and will last until 20th October, when the final game will be played.

Let’s recall the World Champs POOLS:

Pool A: Japan, the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico

Pool B: China, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba

Pool C: USA, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad & Tobago

Pool D: Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya


Also, here is the competition formula:

 – In the first round, the 24 teams will be divided into four pools of six teams playing in a round-robin system. The top four teams from each pool will advance to the second round featuring two pools of eight teams (the top teams from Pools A and D in one group, and the top teams from Pools C and B in the other).

– The top three teams in each of the two second-round pools will advance to the third round. The two second-round pool winners will be placed in different third round pools with the second and third-placed teams drawn.

– The round will consist of a round-robin system with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the semifinals. A 5th rank match will take place on the same day as the semifinals. The 103rd and last match of the tournament will be the final.


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