2014 FIVB World Grand Prix

  • 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix

    Automatically Qualified


    1.Brazil
    2.China
    3.Japan
    4.Poland


    CSV & NORCECA


    5.Argentina
    6.Dominican Republic
    7.Puerto Rico
    8.Cuba
    9.USA


    CEV


    10-Belgium
    11.Germany
    12.Russia
    13.Serbia


    ACV


    14.South Korea
    15.Thailand


    CAVB


    16.Kenya


    And the last 4 vacancies will be decided by FIVB. It's been said that it will be according to World ranking (Italy, Turkey, Algeria and Peru would be the teams qualify)

  • And the last 4 vacancies will be decided by FIVB. It's been said that it will be according to World ranking (Italy, Turkey, Algeria and Peru would be the teams qualify)

    The rankings haven't been updated to include the new Continental Championships' results which will replace the 2011 figure. Algeria will fall from their current spot. Outside of the top 10 the rankings are such a joke.


    After seeing Cuba this NORCECA Champs they've dramatically lost their ability to compete at the highest level, but I guess that's what happens when your Senior NT would be any other country's JR NT. With the current team they have they'll do even worse in 2014 WGP.

  • Miguel, is it official? On FIVB website there is no info about there. During summer there was a piece of news about changes in format and name change, so I think that we should wait until FIVB congress ^^

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  • Miguel, is it official? On FIVB website there is no info about there. During summer there was a piece of news about changes in format and name change, so I think that we should wait until FIVB congress ^^


    Of course it's not official.
    This is a rumor spread in my country. Also a dominican said that.


    IMO is not good. Two african teams? no way. And Perú doesn't have many players to play this tournament.
    I decided create this topic because there are 16 teams qualified, so... it was time.

  • i hope this time kenya will not refuse participating for financial problems as what they did before...
    otherwise, we will see the international but weak Algeria again.

    i may not be the tallest,
    the fastest, or the strongest,
    but at least i can do one thing better than anyone else,
    to be me...

  • According to Serbia Federation site, WGP will be quite different next year!!!


    There will be a total of 28 teams divided in three divisions! The Final Six will be played from 20-24 August in Japan or Brazil. (Host + 4 best teams from Division I + Champion from Division II) -> I didnt really get it why division three than?


    Division I - 12 teams: Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, USA


    Division II - 8 teams: Argentina, Canada, Belgium, Cuba, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico


    Division III - 8 teams: Algeria, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Kenia, Mexico

  • DIVISION I


    Week 1: 01-03 August


    Pool A, EUA: EUA, Japan, Turkey, Russia
    Pool B, Korea: Korea, Serbia, Germany, Thailand
    Pool C, Italy: Italy, China, Dominican Republic, Brazil


    Week 2: 8-10 August


    Pool D, Brazil: Brazil, USA, Korea, Russia
    Pool E, Turkey: Turkey, Serbia, Germany, Dominican Republic
    Pool F, Hong Kong: China, Italy, Japan, Thailand


    Week 3: 15-17 August


    Pool G, Thailand: USA, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Brazil
    Pool H, Russia: Germany, Italy, Turkey, Russia
    Pool I, Macau: China, Serbia, Japan, Korea


    FINAL SIX: 20-24 August - Host+ 4 best teams+ Winner of Division II


    DIVISION II


    Week 1: 25-27 July


    Pool A, Peru: Canada, Poland, Belgium, Peru
    Pool B, Puerto Rico: Cuba, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Argentina


    Week 2: 01-03 August


    Pool C, Belgium: Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Argentina
    Pool D, Peru: Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Poland


    Week 3: 08-10 August


    Pool E, Argentina: Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Peru
    Pool F, Netherlands: Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Puerto Rico


    FINALS: 15-17 August, Poland


    Host + 3 best teams from Preliminary Round -> Winner plays World Grand Prix Final Six

  • Agree. This sysytem makes more sense :win:


    I don't agree...or only in parts. As for the best 12 teams, it's good because they'll only have high level matches, but there are some mistakes in the system. Let's say Belgium wins the 2nd group and gets to play in Final Six, in the end they'll get more world ranking points than most teams from 1st group, but only because they had much easier opponents. And Croatia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria won't benefit at all from playing in this new WGP because they'll have only weak opponents (apart from each other).


    In addition, I wonder what will happen to European League now that almost all European teams are in WGP. Probably it will be once again very early (June until mid July), but not many teams will want to play both competitions probably...