The 20th Mens Volleyball World Championships will be held in Russia, featuring 24 national teams. Hosts Russia, and defending Champions Poland have automatically qualified, with the top 2 teams from each of the Continental Championships also to take their place at the sports marquee event. The final 12 places will then be decided by qualifying tournaments from the next 24 teams as per FIVB World Ranking who have not yet qualified, to compete for the remaining places.

TOUR OPTIONS:

  • International flights
  • Group Accommodation
  • Reserved grandstand seating
  • Event transfers
  • Social events
  • Day tours
  • Transfers between cities
  • Add-on tours
  • Local guides

HOST CITIES::

The event will be played across 10 cities in Russia – Moscow, St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Kazan, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo & Krasnoyarsk
MOSCOW
UFA
ST PETERSBURG
YEKATERINBURG
KALININGRAD
NOVOSIBIRSK
YAROSLAVL
Kemerovo
KAZAN
KRASNOYARSK

COMPETITION FORMAT:

First round
  • In the first round, the 24 teams will be spread across 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 four pools of four teams playing in six cities.
Second round
  • The second round will feature four pools of four teams playing once again in a round-robin system. At the end of the second round matches, the rankings of the four pools will be drawn up taking into account the points scored by each team in the first and second rounds. The four pool-winning teams of the second stage will access the third stage, together with the top two of the second ranked teams.
Third round
  • The six teams competing in the third round will be divided into two three-team pools by a draw. After the matches played once again in a round-robin system, the top two in each pool will qualify for the semifinals and finals.
Final round
  • The third round pool winners play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners advance to compete for the World Championship title. The losers face each other in the third place match.
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