Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

The qualification for the 2020 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament allocated twelve teams quota spots: the hosts, the winners of each of six Intercontinental Qualifying Tournaments, and five continental Olympic qualification tournament winners. Teams already qualified for the event are not eligible to play in the following qualification tournaments.

Qualification summaryEdit

Event Dates Venue(s) Quota Qualifier(s)
Host nation[1] 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
Intercontinental Qualifier Pool A 9–11 August 2019   Varna 1   Brazil
Pool B   Rotterdam 1   United States
Pool C   Bari 1   Italy
Pool D   GdańskSopot 1   Poland
Pool E   Saint Petersburg 1   Russia
Pool F   Ningbo 1   Argentina
European Qualifier 5–10 January 2020   Berlin 1   France
Asian Qualifier 7–12 January 2020   Jiangmen 1   Iran
African Qualifier 7–11 January 2020   Cairo 1   Tunisia
South American Qualifier 10–12 January 2020   Mostazal 1   Venezuela
North American Qualifier 10–12 January 2020   Vancouver 1   Canada
Total 12

TimelineEdit

Confederation Tournament Date Venue Teams
FIVB (Intercontinental) FIVB Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool A 9–11 August 2019   Varna 4
Pool B 9–11 August 2019   Rotterdam 4
Pool C 9–11 August 2019   Bari 4
Pool D 9–11 August 2019   GdańskSopot 4
Pool E 9–11 August 2019   Saint Petersburg 4
Pool F 9–11 August 2019   Ningbo 4
CAVB (Africa) CAVB Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 7–11 January 2020   Cairo 4
AVC (Asia and Oceania) Asian Championship Qualification 17–21 July 2019   Muscat 3
Asian Championship 13–21 September 2019   Tehran 15+1
AVC Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 7–12 January 2020   Jiangmen 8
CEV (Europe) CEV Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 5–10 January 2020   Berlin 8
NORCECA (North America) NORCECA Champions Cup 22–24 August 2019   Colorado Springs 4
NORCECA Championship 2–7 September 2019   Winnipeg 6+1
NORCECA Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 10–12 January 2020   Vancouver 4
CSV (South America) South American Championship 10–14 September 2019   Mostazal 6+2
CSV Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 10–12 January 2020   Mostazal 4

Pool standing procedureEdit

Host countryEdit

FIVB reserved a berth for the 2020 Summer Olympics host country to participate in the tournament.

Intercontinental Olympic Qualification TournamentsEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Teams were seeded following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 1 October 2018.[2] Rankings are shown in brackets.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E Pool F
  Brazil (1)   United States (2)   Italy (3) (H)   Poland (4) (H)   Russia (5) (H)   Canada (6)
  Egypt (13)   Belgium (12)   Serbia (10)   France (9)   Iran (8)   Argentina (7)
  Bulgaria (14) (H)   Netherlands (15) (H)   Australia (16)   Slovenia (17)   Cuba (18)   Finland (19)
  Puerto Rico (24)   South Korea (24)   Cameroon (23)   Tunisia (22)   Mexico (21)   China (20) (H)
Notes
  • Teams in bold qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • (H): Qualification group hosts

Qualification roundEdit

Twenty-four teams qualified for the competition as the top twenty-four teams of FIVB World Rankings on 1 October 2018[3] (except Japan who qualified as hosts for the 2020 Summer Olympics.).[2][4]

Qualified to 2019 IOQT
2020 Summer Olympics host country
Seeding Team WC 2015 OG 2016 WL 2017 WCH 2018 Total
1   Brazil 80 100 45 90 315
2   United States 100 80 40 80 300
3   Italy 90 90 24 62 266
4   Poland 80 50 32 100 262
5   Russia 70 70 38 56 234
6   Canada 30 50 42 45 167
7   Argentina 50 50 28 33 161
8   Iran 25 50 26 36 137
9   France 0 30 50 50 130
10   Serbia 0 2 38 70 110
  Japan 40 2 20 30 92
11   Belgium 0 1 34 45 80
12   Egypt 5 30 10 30 75
13   Bulgaria 0 2 30 40 72
14   Netherlands 0 0 18 50 68
15   Australia 5 3 19 36 63
16   Slovenia 0 0 22 40 62
17   Cuba 0 20 0 30 50
18   Finland 0 1 13 33 47
19   China 0 2 17 25 44
20   Mexico 0 20 6 14 40
21   Tunisia 5 3 5 25 38
22   Cameroon 0 2 0 30 32
23   South Korea 0 0 16 12 28
23   Puerto Rico 0 3 0 25 28

Final roundEdit

Means of qualificationEdit

Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics

Continental Olympic Qualification TournamentsEdit

AfricaEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

of the 53 CAVB and IOC member associations, a total of 4 CAVB member national teams entered the qualifying stage

Final round
Round robin
  Algeria
  Cameroon
  Egypt (H)
  Tunisia

Final roundEdit

Of the 4 qualified teams, only winners of this round qualified to the 2020 Olympics.

Means of qualificationEdit
Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics
Round robinEdit
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Tunisia (Q) 3 9
2   Egypt (H) 3 6
3   Algeria 3 3
4   Cameroon 3 0
Source: FIVB
(H) Host; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Asia and OceaniaEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Of the 61 AVC and IOC member associations, a total of 18 AVC member national teams entered the qualifying stage

Notes
  • Teams in bold qualified for the next phase and final tournament.
  • (H): Qualification group hosts
  • Kazakhstan replaced Pakistan who withdrew from the final round.

Zonal qualification roundEdit

Of the 3 western zone teams, top two teams qualified to the next round.

Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Kuwait (Q) 2 6
2   Oman (H, Q) 2 3
3   Iraq 2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 20 February 2019. Source: AVC
(H) Host; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Inter-zonal qualification roundEdit

Of the 16 qualified teams, the top eight teams (excluding Japan) qualified for the next round.

Means of qualificationEdit
Qualified for the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament
Qualified for the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament playoffs