The team that wins the Challenger Cup will face the last-placed challenger team at the 2018 FIVB Nations League for a spot at the 2019 edition of the tournament. This year Argentina are ranked last amongst the Challenger Teams in the 2018 VNL and have been relegated.
In Lima, the six participating teams are divided into two pools of three. The top two of each pool advance to crosswise semifinals, followed by a bronze medal match and final.
“We are happy and full of motivation to play at home. We know that the teams who will participate at the tournament are strong opponents, including Puerto Rico which are the 13th in the World ranking and Bulgaria are the 17th. But our team is very united and committed to defending the colors of our country with pride” said Clarivett Yllescas the captain of Peru.
The full schedule of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup in Lima (all times local, GMT-5)
Wednesday, June 20:
17:00 – Bulgaria vs Australia
19:00 – Peru vs Colombia
Thursday, June 21:
17:00 – Puerto Rico vs Australia
19:00 – Colombia vs Hungary
Friday, June 22:
17:00 – Puerto Rico vs Bulgaria
19:00 – Peru vs Hungary
Saturday, June 23:
17:00 – Semifinal 1A vs 2B
19:00 – Semifinal 1B vs 2A
Sunday, June 24:
16:00 – Bronze medal match
18:00 – Final
*Australia didn’t pass qualifications but they have been offered the second chance to compete as AVC representative at the FIVB Challenge Cup due to Kazakhstan announced that they cannot take part.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our Volleyball Nations League 2018 / Female page.