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Olympic Qualificaion Pools & Process

The qualification process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is a little different than volleyball fans might remember from past qualifications. Previously, the winner and runners-up of the World Cup (held in the fall in the year before the Olympics) were given direct berths to the tournament. Now, the World Cup is no longer an avenue for Qualification.

Instead, the FIVB has introduced the Intercontinental Qualification. The top 24 teams in the world (based off the rankings of January 1st, 2019) will be divided into six groups of four, with the winner of each group booking their tickets to Tokyo.

Once these initial six teams have been determined, the remaining spots will be determined through Continental Qualifiers in January 2020. These five Continental champions will join the six Intercontinental winners and Hosts Japan to round-out the 12-team competition.


Womenโ€™s Intercontinental Qualification | August 2nd - 4th

Pool A | Wroclaw ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

No. 1 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia

No. 13 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico

No. 14 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand

No. 26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland

Pool D | Uberlandia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

No. 4 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil

No. 10 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic

No. 17 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon

No. 22 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan

Pool B | Ningbo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

No. 2 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China

No. 12 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey

No. 15 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany

No. 24 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic

Pool E | Kaliningrad ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

No. 5 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia

No. 9 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea

No. 18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada

No. 21 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico

Pool C | SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

No. 3 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

No. 11 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina

No. 16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria

No. 23 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan

Pool D | Catania ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

No. 7 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands

No. 8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

No. 19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium

No. 20 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya

Menโ€™s Intercontinental Qualification | August 9th - 11th

Pool A | Varna ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

No. 1 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil

No. 13 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt

No. 14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria

No. 24 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico

Pool B | Rotterdam ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

No. 2 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

No. 12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium

No. 15 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands

No. 24 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea

Pool C | Bari ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

No. 3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

No. 10 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia

No. 16 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia

No. 23 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon

Pool D | Gdansk ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

No. 4 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland

No. 9 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

No. 17 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia

No. 22 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia

Pool E | St. Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

No. 5 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia

No. 8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran

No. 18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba

No. 21 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico

Pool F | Ningbo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

No. 6 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada

No. 7 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina

No. 19 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland

No. 20 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China