2022 FIVB World Championship - Russia

  • Russia was confirmed as the host of the 2022 World Men's Volleyball Championship. The other candidates were Mexico and Qatar.

    The tournament will be organized in 7 or 8 cities and so far only Moscow and St.Petersburg are confirmed for sure.

    The competition formula will be announced in February next year.


    http://www.fivb.com/en/about/n…st-for-2022-fivb?id=80115

    http://www.sport-express.ru/vo…-chempionat-mira-1479555/

  • JoanaBG

    Changed the title of the thread from “2022 FIVB World Champiosnhip - Russia” to “2022 FIVB World Championship - Russia”.
  • It's a bit disappointing for Russian NT this year. They won VNL but can not squeeze into top 4 in WCH. They will aim at the golden medal in 2022. Leon could play for Polish NT since 2019. Poland is also very competitive.

    One word: "Peak". If a team performed at the highest level, surely they can't maintain that form/level in just a couple of months into the future. But everyone seems to agree that Russia was not playing at their best, Mikhaylov in particular received some criticism due to his form during WCH (or lack thereof). Also, WCH 2022 will be Mikhaylov's last chance to win the only medal he doesn't have in possession, same for Muserskiy and other legionaries like Butko, etc.

  • One word: "Peak". If a team performed at the highest level, surely they can't maintain that form/level in just a couple of months into the future. But everyone seems to agree that Russia was not playing at their best, Mikhaylov in particular received some criticism due to his form during WCH (or lack thereof). Also, WCH 2022 will be Mikhaylov's last chance to win the only medal he doesn't have in possession, same for Muserskiy and other legionaries like Butko, etc.

    I think either Butko or Grankin will be out of 2022 WCH. They are too old after 4 years. Kovalev will be the main setter for Russian NT. Muserskiy will be in the team if he has no big injury. Even Mikhaylov can not guarantee his spot in 2022. The WC 2019 is the first test.

  • Apparently we already applied to host 2026 World Championships :wall: I'm sure the bidding process will be fair and square and FIVB definitely won't go for easy money.


    For real, can someone explain to me why the Handball World Championship can be hosted by Egypt or Tunisia, but apparently FIVB thinks 99% of countries in the world are unable to host any volleyball events?


    It's really getting tiring that for some time now any worldwide event is hosted by Poland/Italy/Brazil/Japan etc. What about Germany? Austria? Czech Republic? I remember euro 2011 being by far the best in terms of spectator attendance and the atmosphere in the crowd.


    Not to mention that their obsession with Japan in particular has reached such state that it clearly feels like they're trying to promote the Japanese team. The japanes have had to win only 2 or 3 games to qualify to RIO, while we were forced to win 13!


    Honestly, I was happy when we got to host the Championship back in 2014, but starting then, it felt like half of the big events were hosted by us. People will simply start becoming bored with volleyball if this continues (Actually, the overall attendence during the 2017 was way lower than the attendence during Handball Euro 2016, and that's saying something since one of the games was held in a stadium with over 65.000 fans present.)


    They're going to make volleyball into another ice hockey which is popular in the top countries like Canada, Finland or the U.S, but if the country doesn't participate in the top division of World Championship, hardly anyone cares about the sport.

  • You can't blame FIVB


    Italy and Bulgaria co hosted World Championship last year, but Bulgaria failed to present a great organizer.


    Except Japan, no country in Asia wants to invest much money in men's volleyball, maybe Iran does (but I am not sure).

  • The reasoning that Japan gets a number of tournaments is that the Japanese federation with the help of Japanese TV companies (Who are also on the FIVB broadcast team, as it Polsat) put up the money. Additionally, Italy gets a number of tournaments due to their being successful pro leagues for the men and women.

    FIVB uses China as well on the Women’s side wither hosting the world Grand Prix and now VNL Finals.

    With Poland having won the last two men’s world championships, the fan interest in theory is there. The interest is from the federation and potentially Polish sponsors.

    If fans already know the players from their local league, they will probably come watch the championships.

    Japan in 2016 had to play in the World Cup (hosts of course), and would have needed to finish in the top 2 to qualify for Rio. Then they had the final qualifier as well and still did not. Poland would have made it in 2015, but lost to Italy 3-1. If the won 2 sets, they would have hit 30 points, and Italy could not match. But the loss combined with too many set losses gave the Italians the sets ratio advantage. And then needed an Argentina win over the USA, which did not happen. Poland was a talented squad, but could not get the wins they needed in Europe qualifying either.