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FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup

The FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup is an upcoming international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The first tournamentis being played between 20 and 24 June, 2018 in Lima, Peru.

FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
FIVB Challenger Cup Logo.jpg
SportVolleyball
Founded2017; 2 years ago (2017)
Inaugural season2018
CEOBrazil Ary Graça
No. of teams6
ContinentInternational (FIVB)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Canada (1st title)
Most titles Bulgaria
 Canada (1 title)
Official websiteFIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

The creation of the tournament was announced in October 2017 (alongside with the announcement of the Nations League) as a joint project between the FIVB, the IMG and 21 national federations.[1] The Challenger Cup serves as a qualifying tournament for the aforementioned Nations League. The FIVB Challenger Cup is held before the Nations League Final Round and the winner earns the right to participate in the next year's Nations League.[2]

A corresponding tournament for men's national teams is the FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup.

FormatEdit

The six qualified teams play in 2 pools of 3 teams in a round-robin format. The top 2 teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The first ranked teams play against the second ranked teams in this round. The winners of the semifinals advance to compete for the Challenger Cup title. The winners will qualify for the next year's Nations League as a challenger team.[2][3]

QualificationEdit

Confederation Slots
AVC (Asia) 1
CAVB (Africa) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CSV representative)
CSV (South America) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CAVB representative)
CEV (Europe) 2
NORCECA (North America) 1
Total 6 (5+H)

HostsEdit

List of hosts by number of final championships hosted.

Times hosted Hosts Year(s)
2   Peru 2018, 2019

AppearanceEdit

Team  
2018
(6)
 
2019
(6)
Total
  Argentina 3rd 1
  Australia 5th 1
  Bulgaria 1st 1
  Canada 1st 1
  Croatia 4th 1
  Czech Republic 2nd 1
  Chinese Taipei 6th 1
  Colombia 2nd 1
  Hungary 5th 1
  Peru 4th 5th 2
  Puerto Rico 3rd 1
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  •  •  – Did not enter / Did not qualify
  •    – Hosts
  • Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament

Results summaryEdit

Year Host Final 3rd Place Match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2018  
Lima
 
Bulgaria
3–1  
Colombia
 
Puerto Rico
3–2  
Peru
6
2019  
Lima
 
Canada
3–2  
Czech Republic
 
Argentina
3–0  
Croatia
6

Medals summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Bulgaria1001
  Canada1001
3  Colombia0101
  Czech Republic0101
5  Argentina0011
  Puerto Rico0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

Nations League qualifierEdit

Year Remaining Challenger Teams Challenger Cup Winner
2018   Argentina   Belgium     Dominican Republic     Poland     Bulgaria
2019   Bulgaria     Canada  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIVB announces the Volleyball Nations League". FIVB.org. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIVB Executive Committee embraces digital transformation". FIVB.org. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Six teams line up for Volleyball Challenger Cup and one open berth in 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB.org. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

External linksEdit