FIVB confirmed the number of vacancies assigned to each confederation for the WCH2010 as follows:
Asia (4) + Japan (host country)
Europe ( 8 ) + Russia (current champion)
North and Central America (6) ??!!!
South America (2).
Europe ( 8 ) + Italy (host country)
North and Central America (5)
South America (2) + Brazil (current champion)