2022 FIVB World Championship - Russia

  • WTF?


    What about the ECH?

  • Updated as of 09-13 11:15 UTC


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    5. USA (Ranking 7)

    6. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    7. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    8. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, China 28, Chinese Taipei 29,Australia 30, Qatar 31)

    9. Asia 2nd Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21,China 28, Chinese Taipei 29,Australia 30, Qatar 31)

    10. Africa Champions (Tunisia 16, Egypt 20, Cameroon 24, Morocco 36)

    11. Africa 2nd Place (Tunisia 16, Egypt 20, Cameroon 24, Morocco 36)

    12. Europe Champions (France 4, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15)

    13. Europe 2nd Place (France 4, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above)

    14. France (Ranking 4, 358)

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 299)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 282)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 274)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 256)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 244)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Netherlands 193

    22. Germany 192


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Can move up to locks (CAVB)

    23. Tunisia 178

    24. Mexico 177

    25. South Korea 170

    26. Turkey 169

    27. Egypt 168

    28. Bulgaria 164

    29. Ukraine 157

    30. Cameroon 153

    31. Belgium 150

    32. Chile 147

    33. China 145

    34. Australia 144
    35. Chinese Taipei 143

    36. Finland 141

    37. Qatar 140

    40. Czech Republic 126

    42. Morocco 123

    43. Croatia 122

  • omg... but i didn't get it...
    by September 15th we will know who are the top4 of ECH, and if Poland or Russia are between them, FIVB will take the other 2 teams as qualified.

    and what about the Asian champ? It ends on September 21st lol

    At the rate that it looks right now. Czech Republic or Croatia would have to finish in the top two, but against France and Slovenia, the chances do not look good for qualification otherwise.

    For Africa, if Morocco and Cameroon win the semifinals, then the winner of the 3rd place (Tunisia/Egypt) match probably gets in.

    FIVB is trying to get all the permutations together with those that are finished before the Asian Championships. Also with the data changing every hour, they want to have it finished before Asia starts their matches.

    I don't know how long the paperwork is to get visas in Russia, but I am guessing that it is long.

    As for Asia, if Japan and Iran take 1st and 2nd, then possibly South Korea gets in.

  • At the rate that it looks right now. Czech Republic or Croatia would have to finish in the top two, but against France and Slovenia, the chances do not look good for qualification otherwise.

    For Africa, if Morocco and Cameroon win the semifinals, then the winner of the 3rd place (Tunisia/Egypt) match probably gets in.

    FIVB is trying to get all the permutations together with those that are finished before the Asian Championships. Also with the data changing every hour, they want to have it finished before Asia starts their matches.

    I don't know how long the paperwork is to get visas in Russia, but I am guessing that it is long.

    As for Asia, if Japan and Iran take 1st and 2nd, then possibly South Korea gets in.

    oooohh thank you! Now I totally got it.

    But... sorry if it maybe sounds ignorant: why would they have to get visas for Russia? You mean the FIVB staff, the representatives of each National Condeferation?

    I only know the drawing of lots is gonna be next September 30th in Moscow...

  • oooohh thank you! Now I totally got it.

    But... sorry if it maybe sounds ignorant: why would they have to get visas for Russia? You mean the FIVB staff, the representatives of each National Condeferation?

    I only know the drawing of lots is gonna be next September 30th in Moscow...

    Trying to get flights, Covid tests passed in order to attend in person.

  • Trying to get flights, Covid tests passed in order to attend in person.

    omg... so true! I didn't realise for a moment... thanks!


    For the Asian champs i reiterate that Korea can really take a third spot in the ranking, since they're in the easiest group with Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia... for their next pool phase we'll see.
    The only chances China and Australia have i think is by mading to the semifinals, this last one knows it and even called all the experience roster, Thomas Edgar is back.


    It is really fun to watch and follow this path of the teams! Let's continue.

  • Updated as of 09-13 17:15 UTC


    Cameroon in a lock with their 3-2 win over Morocco. Winner of Tunisia-Egypt will also be a lock.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    5. USA (Ranking 7)

    6. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    7. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    8. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, China 28, Chinese Taipei 29, Australia 30, Qatar 31)

    9. Asia 2nd Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, China 28, Chinese Taipei 29, Australia 30, Qatar 31)

    10. Africa Semifinal winner (Tunisia 16, Egypt 20)

    11. Cameroon (winner of African semifinal)

    12. Europe Champions (France 4, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15)

    13. Europe 2nd Place (France 4, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above)

    14. France (Ranking 4, 358)

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 299)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 282)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 274)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 256)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 244)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Netherlands 193

    22. Germany 192


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Can move up to locks (CAVB)

    23. Tunisia 178

    24. Mexico 177

    25. South Korea 170

    26. Turkey 169

    27. Egypt 168

    28. Bulgaria 164

    29. Ukraine 157

    30. Belgium 150

    31. Chile 147

    32. China 145

    33. Australia 144
    34. Chinese Taipei 143

    35. Finland 141

    36. Qatar 140

    39. Czech Republic 126

    41. Croatia 122

    44. Morocco 120 (eliminated from World Championships as then cannot match points with the teams in front of them)

    50. Pakistan 110

    90. Bahrain 60

  • Tunisia win puts South Korea on the bubble. Egypt wins and Tunisia would move down some on points, unless 5 set loss, maybe they would stay ahead of Mexico.

    South Korea with matches still to play, albeit against tougher competition to come, Chinese Taipei (next) and then second round.


    omg... but i didn't get it...
    by September 15th we will know who are the top4 of ECH, and if Poland or Russia are between them, FIVB will take the other 2 teams as qualified.

    and what about the Asian champ? It ends on September 21st lol



    AVC put out a bulletin to say that the AVC competition may be cancelled by the Japanese government today, so players are to be on their best COVID quarantine behavior for this tournament. If that happens, then Japan and Iran would get 1st and 2nd Asian slots in comparison to the women's tournament. South Korea is really hoping for a Tunisia win right now.

  • Updated as of 09-14 00:05 UTC


    With Tunisia, Slovenia and Czech Republic wins, and the FIVB updated points for all matches.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Tunisia (winner of African semifinal, Ranking 16)

    9. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    10. Cameroon (winner of African semifinal, Ranking 24)

    11. Europe Champions (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15, Czech Republic 34)

    12. Europe 2nd Place (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15, Czech Republic 34)

    13. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 18, China 27, Australia 28, Chinese Taipei 29, Qatar 32)

    14. Asia 2nd Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 18, China 27, Australia 28, Chinese Taipei 29, Qatar 32)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above), Red are done playing, Still playing

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 299)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 282)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 275)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 256)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 244)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Netherlands (Ranking 14, 193)

    22. Germany (Ranking 15, 192)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. South Korea 170

    -----CUT LINE----

    25. Turkey 169

    26. Bulgaria 164

    27. Egypt 162

    28. Ukraine 157

    29. Belgium 150

    30. Chile 147

    31. China 145

    32. Australia 144
    33. Chinese Taipei 143

    34. Czech Republic 143

    35. Finland 141

    36. Qatar 140

    43. Morocco 120 (eliminated from World Championships as they cannot match points with the teams in front of them)

    49. Pakistan 110

    89. Bahrain 60

  • Updated as of 09-14 13:25 UTC


    After Asia's matches today (already done there for the day), Africa next before Europe plays two quarterfinals.


    Chinese Taipei's win over South Korea mean that South Korea will be playing everyday for their spot, as a win and loss basically cancel out.


    Egypt might be playing for its spot in the world championships as 3-4 of the lock spots are still in the probably in zone.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Tunisia (winner of African semifinal, Ranking 16)

    9. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    10. Cameroon (winner of African semifinal, Ranking 24)

    11. Europe Champions (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15, Czech Republic 30)

    12. Europe 2nd Place (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Netherlands 14, Germany 15, Czech Republic 30)

    13. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 25, Australia 27, Qatar 29 China 32)

    14. Asia 2ND Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 25, Australia 27, Qatar 29 China 32)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above), Red are done playing, Still playing

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 299)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 282)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 275)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 258)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 247)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Netherlands (Ranking 14, 193)

    22. Germany (Ranking 15, 192)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. Turkey 169

    -----CURRENT CUT LINE----

    25. Bulgaria 164

    26. Egypt 162

    27. South Korea 162

    -----PROBABLY IN (TEAMS CAN CLINCH 1ST OR 2ND) CUT LINE----
    28. Ukraine 157

    29. Chinese Taipei 151

    30. Belgium 150

    31. Australia 148

    32. Chile 147

    33. Qatar 145

    34. Czech Republic 143

    35. Finland 141

    36. China 141

    43. Morocco 120 (eliminated from World Championships as they cannot match points with the teams in front of them)

    52. Pakistan 107

  • Updated as of 09-15 02:05 UTC


    With the results of Africa now complete and day one of the semifinals in Europe done. Asia has no games on the 15th, and will start their second round matches on the 16th.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Tunisia (African Champions, Ranking 15)

    9. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    10. Cameroon (2nd Place Africa, Ranking 25)

    11. Europe Champions (Poland 2, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Germany 14, Czech Republic 30)

    12. Europe 2nd Place (Poland 2, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9, Germany 14, Czech Republic 30)

    13. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 24, Australia 27, Qatar 29, China 32)

    14. Asia 2ND Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 24, Australia 27, Qatar 29, China 32)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above), Red are done playing, Still playing

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 299)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 286)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 275)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 258)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 247)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Germany (Ranking 14, 192)

    22. Netherlands (Ranking 16, 189)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. Turkey 169

    25. Egypt 167
    -----CURRENT CUT LINE----

    26. Bulgaria 164

    27. South Korea 162

    28. Ukraine 157

    -----PROBABLY IN (TEAMS CAN CLINCH 1ST OR 2ND) CUT LINE----

    29. Chinese Taipei 151

    30. Belgium 150

    31. Australia 148

    32. Chile 147

    33. Qatar 145

    34. Czech Republic 143

    35. Finland 141

    36. China 141

    52. Pakistan 107

  • Being realistic everyone all the way down to Bulgaria is basically qualified already. Only places to take are the ones currently held by Korea and Ukraine.

    And, again, realistically speaking I see only Taipei, Australia and Czechia with a chance to displace them.


    I think Korea is the most in danger, they won't make the semis (they won't beat Iran with this weakened roster, let's be honest) and they could fall even lower in the 5th to 8th classification matches vs the likes of Qatar and China.

  • Being realistic everyone all the way down to Bulgaria is basically qualified already. Only places to take are the ones currently held by Korea and Ukraine.

    And, again, realistically speaking I see only Taipei, Australia and Czechia with a chance to displace them.


    I think Korea is the most in danger, they won't make the semis (they won't beat Iran with this weakened roster, let's be honest) and they could fall even lower in the 5th to 8th classification matches vs the likes of Qatar and China.

    I agree. The next few games of the Asian Championships are crucial as some of the countries might just have a chance to get in the cutoff with these little differences in points. Based on all the matches I've watched, I think one or even both Chinese Taipei and Australia will get in.

  • the reasoning for the cut lines is basically, 24 is the total, but with teams still playing expectations are that the higher ranked teams will win to take the automatic slots.


    Czech Republic has to win quarterfinals and semifinals to qualify, but that would take a spot on the bottom. They got 17 points with their 3-0 win over France.


    Asia still has four matches left to play from tomorrow. If you win three matches and lose one you have, probably two matches with positive points net. So possibly 10-15 points swing. Plus if one of those is over Japan or Iran, it will push higher.

  • Updated as of 09-15 19:55 UTC


    European Semifinals are done and the data is updated. Asia has no games on the 15th, and will start their second round matches on the 16th.


    If Poland win one semifinal, the winner of the 3rd place match will get the 2nd Place position for Europe.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Tunisia (African Champions, Ranking 14)

    9. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    10. Cameroon (2nd Place Africa, Ranking 25)

    11. Europe Champions (Poland 2, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    12. Europe 2nd Place (Poland 2, Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    13. Asia Champions (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 24, Australia 27, Qatar 29, China 32)

    14. Asia 2ND Place (Japan 10, Iran 11, South Korea 21, Chinese Taipei 24, Australia 27, Qatar 29, China 32)


    Probably in (still playing, to play, could be above), Red are done playing, Still playing

    15. Italy (Ranking 6, 303) (1st/2nd Europe)

    16. Serbia (Ranking 8, 286) (1st/2nd Europe)

    17. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 278) (1st/2nd Europe)

    18. Japan (Ranking 10, 258) (1st/2nd Asia)

    19. Iran (Ranking 11, 247) (1st/2nd Asia)

    20. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    21. Netherlands (Ranking 15, 189)

    22. Germany (Ranking 16, 188)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. Turkey 169

    25. Egypt 167
    26. Bulgaria 164

    27. South Korea 162 (1st/2nd Asia)

    28. Ukraine 157

    -----CURRENT CUT LINE (4 berths in probably in)----

    29. Chinese Taipei 151 (1st/2nd Asia)

    30. Belgium 150

    31. Australia 148 (1st/2nd Asia)

    32. Chile 147

    33. Qatar 145 (1st/2nd Asia)

    34. Finland 141

    35. China 141 (1st/2nd Asia)

    52. Pakistan 107 (1st/2nd Asia)

  • Updated as of 09-16 12:45 UTC


    A couple of upsets in Asia with Chinese Taipei over South Korea and China over Japan. South Korea will not advance to the final 4, so they will have to earn their spot on points. Also with Chinese Taipei's win, Cameroon falls out of the Top 24 and China and Qatar are now above them as well. So the cut line would be at 23, but Puerto Rico is at 23, but could fall out as well with Chinese Taipei, Qatar and China all within 3 points of them, and South Korea just 1 point ahead of them. So the cut line as of right now is at 22. Pakistan was eliminated today as the will not make enough points and will not be in the Top 2.


    I moved Cuba, Netherlands and Germany to the locks group because of their points situation. With only 3 games at most left, I don't think that they will be caught.


    In Asia, Pool E has Qatar vs. China and Japan vs. Australia and both winners will make the Final four. Australia is almost on life support right now. Need to win out in my opinion. Qatar vs. China winner will probably jump into the top 24, but could drop with loss in semifinals.

    If Poland win one semifinal, the winner of the 3rd place match will get the 2nd Place position for Europe.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    9. Tunisia (African Champions, Ranking 14)

    10. Netherlands (Ranking 15)

    11. Germany (Ranking 16)
    12. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    13. Cameroon (2nd Place Africa, Ranking 27)

    14. Europe Champions (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    15. Europe 2nd Place (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    16. Asia Champions (Iran 10, Japan 11, Chinese Taipei 24, Qatar 25, China 26, Australia 32)

    17. Asia 2ND Place (Iran 10, Japan 11, Chinese Taipei 24, Qatar 25, China 26, Australia 32)


    Locks but still playing, and could be above, Red are done playing, Still playing

    18. Italy (Ranking 6, 303) (1st/2nd Europe)

    19. Serbia (Ranking 8, 286) (1st/2nd Europe)

    20. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 278) (1st/2nd Europe)

    21. Iran (Ranking 10, 252) (1st/2nd Asia)

    22. Japan (Ranking 11, 246) (1st/2nd Asia)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. Turkey 169

    25. Egypt 167
    26. Bulgaria 164

    27. South Korea 157 (will not be in top 2 in Asia)

    28. Ukraine 157

    -----CURRENT CUT LINE (4 berths in probably in)----

    29. Chinese Taipei 156 (1st/2nd Asia)

    30. Qatar 154 (1st/2nd Asia)

    31. China 153 (1st/2nd Asia)

    32. Belgium 150

    33. Chile 147

    34. Finland 141

    35. Czech Republilc 139

    36. Australia 139 (1st/2nd Asia)

  • Updated as of 09-17 11:25 UTC


    Asian semifinals may shift a day due to a typhoon, but with China and Japan’s wins we are down to the 4 semifinal teams. As Japan and Iran are already locked in on World Ranking, China and Chinese Taipei wins would reduce by two the available spots. South Korea lost again today, so they are now outside of the top 24. If Japan and Iran win in the semifinals, the China-Chinese Taipei game is basically a play in game in my opinion.


    If Poland win one semifinal, the winner of the 3rd place match will get the 2nd Place position for Europe.


    Mexico is more than likely in at this point. Turkey and Egypt are likely as well with maybe 20-25 points left at most from Asia and only for one team can get 2 wins in a row in this stage, out of those just inside or outside the line. Bulgaria probably needs a combination of Japan-Iran wins in semifinals and Qatar loss, to guarantee their spot. They are really close, but they are within 20 points of Qatar. Not saying Qatar will get to to 20 points with two wins, but China and Taipei wins in semifinals, moves the line closer to Bulgaria.


    Ukraine need Iran-Japan semifinal wins and a Qatar and a South Korea loss somewhere in the last two matches. Otherwise I think that they will be out.


    At present with the updated version of qualifying (top 2 teams from each continent), host, world champions and then the top 12 teams.


    Locks (regardless of finish in continental)

    1. Russia (hosts, Ranking 3)

    2. Brazil (CSV Champions, Ranking 1)

    3. Poland (World Champions, Ranking 2)

    4. France (Ranking 4)

    5. Argentina (2nd Place CSV, Ranking 5)

    6. USA (Ranking 7)

    7. Canada (2nd Place NORCECA, Ranking 12)

    8. Cuba (Ranking 13, 210)

    9. Tunisia (African Champions, Ranking 14)

    10. Netherlands (Ranking 15)

    11. Germany (Ranking 16)
    12. Puerto Rico (NORCECA Champions, Ranking 23)

    13. Cameroon (2nd Place Africa, Ranking 25)

    14. Europe Champions (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    15. Europe 2nd Place (Italy 6, Serbia 8, Slovenia 9)

    16. Asia Champions (Iran 10, Japan 11, China 21, Chinese Taipei 24)

    17. Asia 2ND Place (Iran 10, Japan 11, China 21, Chinese Taipei 24)


    Locks but still playing, and could be above, Red are done playing, Still playing

    18. Italy (Ranking 6, 303) (1st/2nd Europe)

    19. Serbia (Ranking 8, 286) (1st/2nd Europe)

    20. Slovenia (Ranking 9, 278) (1st/2nd Europe)

    21. Iran (Ranking 10, 252) (1st/2nd Asia)

    22. Japan (Ranking 11, 246) (1st/2nd Asia)


    Spots of Chaos (as ranking points are still moving), Red are done playing, Still playing

    23. Mexico 177

    24. Turkey 169

    25. Egypt 167
    26. Bulgaria 164

    27. China 157 (1st/2nd Asia)

    28. Ukraine 157

    -----CURRENT CUT LINE (4 berths in probably in)----

    29. Chinese Taipei 151 (1st/2nd Asia)

    30. Belgium 150

    31. Qatar 149 (will not be in top 2 in Asia)

    32. Chile 147

    33. South Korea 146 (will not be in top 2 in Asia)

    34. Finland 141

    35. Czech Republilc 139

    36. Australia 135 (will not be in top 2 in Asia)