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2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

The 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship will be the 20th staging of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The final tournament will be held in Russia from 26 August to 11 September 2022. For the first time the tournament will be hosted by Russia.[Note 1]

2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship
Чемпионат мира по волейболу среди мужчин Россия 2022
Tournament details
Host nation Russia
Dates26 August – 11 September
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)

Host selectionEdit

On 15 November 2018, At the FIVB Congress in Cancún, Mexico, FIVB announced that the tournament would be held in Russia. For the first time the championship will take place in Russia.[1] The tournament will take place in ten cities (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Kazan, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk).[2][3]


The host country Russia will automatically qualify for the competition as well as the current world champions Poland. The top two teams from each of the 2021 Continental Championships will secure qualification. The final 12 places will then be decided leaving the top 24 teams as per FIVB World Ranking who have not yet qualified, to compete for the remaining places.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances
Total First Last
  Poland CEV Defending Champions 30 September 2018 17 1949 2018
  Russia1 CEV Host Country 15 November 2018 19 1949 2018
1 Competed as Soviet Union from 1949 to 1990; 8th appearance as Russia.


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 four 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.


  1. ^ The Soviet Union has hosted the tournament twice: in 1952 in Moscow and in 1962 in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, and Riga.


  1. ^ "Russia selected as host for 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship". FIVB. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  2. ^ "FIVB announces dates and host cities for Men's Volleyball World Championship 2022 in Russia". FIVB. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  3. ^ "FIVB announces final two host cities for Volleyball Men's World Championship Russia 2022". FIVB. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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