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SUI M: Men teams confirmed for World Olympic Qualification Tournaments

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Following the completion of four of the five Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments on Sunday, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) can confirm the participating teams to the World Olympic Qualification Tournaments due to take place from June 1-10.

Germany-Bulgaria

After missing out on an Olympic spot at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, Germany and Bulgaria will now host Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournaments in June

The composition of the Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in Bulgaria*, Germany and Japan are as follows:

 

Bulgaria* (June 8-10)

Germany (June 8-10)

Japan (June 1-10) **

1)

Bulgaria (WR9)

Germany (WR13)

Japan (WR15)

2)

Egypt (WR11)

Cuba (WR5)

Serbia (WR7)

3) 

France (WR21)

Czech Republic (WR23)

Venezuela (WR16)

4) 

AVC (Pakistan – WR43)

AVC (India – WR 30)

Puerto Rico (WR17)

 

 

 

Iran **

 

 

 

China **

 

 

 

Korea **

 

 

 

Australia **

          
The rules concerning the placement of teams were the following:

The placement was completed according to overall world ranking using the serpentine system.
For rows 2-4, countries from the same continent could not be placed in the same tournament.
Therefore the three organizers Bulgaria (WR 9), Germany (WR 13) and Japan WR(15) were positioned according to the world rankings (WR) (first event Bulgaria, second event Germany and third event Japan) with the remaining teams placed starting in the second row with Japan following the table below.

 

Bulgaria (June 8-10)*

Germany (June 8-10)

Japan (June 1-10) **

1)

Bulgaria (WR9)                      

Germany (WR13)                   

Japan (WR 15)

2)

The third highest WR          

The second highest WR          

The Highest of 3 CEV, NORCECA 2 or CAVB or CSV

3) 

The fourth highest WR         

The fifth highest WR             

The sixth highest WR

4) 

AVC (Pakistan – WR43)        

AVC (India – WR 30)            

The lowest non-Asian and non-European team

 

 

 

Iran **

 

 

 

China **

 

 

 

Korea **

 

 

 

Australia **

* Sofia, Bulgaria have been confirmed as the new hosts of the World Olympic Qualification Tournament, replacing Verona after Italy qualified for the Olympic Games at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament on Sunday. Following the bid process held in 2011, all seven applicant countries were ranked in order of appraisal and since Bulgaria had placed third behind Italy and Germany, Sofia was confirmed as the new host following Italy’s qualification.

** Japan is a joint AVC Continental and World Olympic Qualification Tournament with the winner followed by the best Asian team (if the winner is an Asian team, then the next best Asian team) qualifying for the Olympic Games.

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