2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • Well, I still don't trust the FIVB not to fuck something up. However, randomly awarding points for VNL months after the fact would be too shady even for an organization like them. Keeping the points from GP/WL '17 is a good compromise solution for now - like I said, they can't keep them on indefinitely and will certainly have to come up with a new system.


    So I'd say there's 90% chance that the groups posted here will be confirmed, maybe with some slight changes among the teams from "row 4".

    But then again, this is the FIVB we're talking about. You never know with them.

  • Praise be! The rankings have been updated!


    So the groups are as follows:


    A

    Serbia

    Puerto Rico
    Thailand

    Cuba


    B

    China

    Turkey

    Germany

    Czech Republic


    C

    USA

    Argentina

    Bulgaria

    Kazakhstan


    D

    Brazil

    Dominican Republic

    Cameroon

    Azerbaijan


    E

    Russia

    Korea

    Canada

    Mexico


    F

    Netherlands

    Italy

    Belgium

    Kenya


    Poland has just missed the cut-off being ranked #26, a single point behind Cuba :white:

  • What!?:what:it is so unfair. Polish NT is better than many other in top 25. Unfortunately bad policy (of polish fed and FIVB) gives effect in such bad place.


    Ps. World league 13th place takes 22 points while WGP 13th gets 20 points:gone: as I thought. Money played the role.

  • Yup, at the end Poland missed the spot. They changed a lot in regards of point distribution for WCH qualification. 4 years ago there was no such as 3rd like in 2018. The 3rd round 4 years ago was very similar to 2nd round this year. 4 years ago the 4th team from 2nd round got also 8 points even though there was only weak teams playing in 2nd round and furthermore from 2nd round there was no direct qualification to the WCH like it was the case with 2nd round in WCHQ 2018. This year for the 3rd place in 2nd round Poland got 8 points too...

    I don't want to mention that they increased the number of points for Asian teams even though there is very little teams... FIVB is pathethic. It clearly shows who is in power in FIVB. They don't give a fuck about Europe there and want to do everything to weaken european teams because they know that they don't have a chance another way.

  • What really bit Poland in the ass is that inexplicable choke against Czech Republic in WCh qualies. Not only did they lose all their chances of qualifying for WCh there and then, but had they won that match and got 2nd place in the group, they would now have enough points to be in the top 25.


    Anyway, Brazil's group is not the biggest joke anymore. That would have to be the group E now.

  • What really bit Poland in the ass is that inexplicable choke against Czech Republic in WCh qualies. Not only did they lose all their chances of qualifying for WCh there and then, but had they won that match and got 2nd place in the group, they would now have enough points to be in the top 25.


    Anyway, Brazil's group is not the biggest joke anymore. That would have to be the group E now.

    That's right. Poland is the architect of their own fate, and this match has now very big consequences. But we can't change the past. I was hoping that still they will have a chance to play in this intercontinental qualification but now it is not possible because they lost 10 points in comparison with 2014 even though this time there was less european teams on WCH than in 2014 (8 to 10) and they decreased the points for the best non-qualified teams for Europe and they increased for AVC when they had 5 teams in WCH and that is so unfair. Even though in Europe we have majority of the best teams and the biggest competition, all Europe is always punished when it comes to World competition.

  • Serbia, USA, Brazil and Russia will qualify easily.....


    but China, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Netherlands ( Belgium if they play with their main Squad) :white::huh:


    How unfair for Italy and Netherlands....especially for the Dutch as they just finished in the TOP 4 in the OG and WCH but gotta face Italy...while Brazil and Russia failed to reach the semis in both tournaments but we can say they made it to Tokyo already :pinch::down: