FIVB: 2013 World Cup Final

FIVB World Cup Final.  Photo: FIVB

FIVB World Cup Final.  Photo: FIVB

Today marks the start of the 2013 FIVB World Cup Final from Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.  This tournament is structured a bit differently from other FIVB Beach Volleyball events.  To qualify  you need to fit into one of three criteria:

  1. Win your Continental Cup Final.
  2. Qualify the maximum 2 Olympic places determined by the Olympic Ranking.
  3. The Gold Medallist country from The London 2012 Olympics.  If they already qualified via #1 or #2, then the next highest ranked country qualifies.

Those rules determine which countries get to compete.  In Canada, because the Olympic partership of Binstock-Reader had parted ways, we had a trials event to determine which Canadian men's team got to attend the 2013 World Cup Finals.

There are two pools of five teams each.  After pool play, the top two teams in each pool go onto the semi-finals.  Below are the teams, live stream links and results.

Women's Teams

CanadaBansley-Maloney
ArgentinaGallay-Zonta
AustraliaBawden-Clancy
BrazilAntonelli-Talita
Czech RepublicKolocova-Slukova
GermanyHoltwick-Semmler
ItalyCicolari-Orsi Toth
MauritiusSeerungen-Bauda
RussiaUkolova-Khomyakova
USARoss-Kessy

Men's Teams

CanadaSchalk-Saxton
BrazilAlison-Emanuel
GermanyErdmann-Matysik
JapanAoki-OGAWA
LatviaPlavins-Smedins, J.
NorwayEithun-Horrem
South AfricaWILLIAMS-FREDERICKS
SwitzerlandChevallier-Gabathuler
USAGibb-Patterson
VenezuelaJackson-Leon

Women's Results

Men's Results

Live Streams

Live streams will be posted here when available.