March 28, 2023

From the 23rd of September until the 15th of October, the women’s volleyball World Championship is being held in two different host countries: the Netherlands and Poland. Find out below everything that you need to know about it.

The reigning world champions Beginning on Friday, September 23, 2022, the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship will be held in the dual host countries of the Netherlands and Poland. Serbia will be one of the 24 countries that will be competing in this tournament.

The champions from 2018 are competing to keep their title, while Team USA is looking to add the title of world’s best to their victory at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as reclaim the title they last held in 2014.

The match between Serbia and the United States of America in Pool C, which will take place on October 1 in Lodz, Poland, will provide an early indication of the form of both teams.

Japan, which has won the world championships three times in a row, the People’s Republic of China, which has won the gold medal at the world championships twice, and Italy, which won the gold medal at the European championships, will also be in the running.

When and where exactly will the Women’s World Volleyball Championship be held?

The Netherlands and Poland will play host to the Women’s Volleyball World Championship from the 23rd of September through the 15th of October.

The competition is divided into three distinct phases: the preliminary round, the second phase, and the final phase, which consists of the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the medal matches.

The opening match for all 24 teams will take place at the GelreDome in Arnhem, which is located in the Netherlands. After that, the teams from Pools B and C will move to the cities of Gdansk and Lodz, respectively, in Poland. Both Pool A and Pool D will remain in Arnhem.

Rotterdam, which is a seaport in the Netherlands, will co-host the second phase of the competition with Lodz between the dates of October 4 and October 9.

Both Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands, and Gliwice, in Poland, will be the sites of competition from the quarterfinals onwards, with the former serving as the host location for all medal matches.

The competition will begin with the quarterfinals on the 11th of October, the semi-finals on the 12th and 13th of October, the bronze medal play-off on the 15th of October, and the gold and silver medal match on the 16th of October.


What are the rules and regulations for the competition?

During the first ten days of the competition, the 24 qualified teams will be divided into four groups, as shown below:

Pool A includes the countries of the Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium, as well as Puerto Rico, Cameroon, and Kenya.
Pool B consists of Poland, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Croatia.
Pool C – United States, Serbia, Germany, Bulgaria, Canada, Kazakhstan
Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, and the Czech Republic make up Pool D.
After the completion of each nation’s five-match schedule, only the top four ranked teams from each pool move on to the next phase of the competition.

These 16 remaining teams will be divided into two groups and will each play four matches against teams that they did not compete against in the first round.

After that, the top four competitors from each pool will move on to the elimination rounds, which include the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and medal matches.

Athletes to keep an eye on during the FIVB World Championship for Women’s Volleyball

After her performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 over the summer, Tijana Boskovic will undoubtedly be one of the athletes to keep an eye on. The Serbian finished first in scoring with 192 points after eight matches, averaging an incredible 24 points per game to become the top scorer. Additionally, she is the current holder of the women’s world record for spike speed with a speed of 110.3 kilometers per hour.

Paola Egonu of Italy, who will be one of the people carrying the Olympic Flag at the Summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, is coming back for another shot at the gold medal that her team came so close to claiming the last time around, but ultimately fell short to Serbia by a score of 3-2 in the championship match.

Polish playmaker Joanna Wolosz was awarded the title of “best setter” at the European Qualification tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics. She will be hoping to replicate some of that success in front of the home crowd in Poland. Myrthe Schoot, a libero for the Netherlands, will also be looking for support from her home fans.

Jordan Larson of the United States, who has won the Olympic triumvirate of gold (Tokyo 2020), silver (London 2012), and bronze (2016), toyed with the idea of retiring after his success in Japan, but it now appears that he is setting his sights on Paris 2024.

At the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, will there be any opportunities for athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024?

At this competition, there will be no spots set aside for qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Both the women’s and men’s French teams have already qualified for the tournament that they will be hosting.

Six of the remaining 11 quotas for each gender will be determined by the results of three Olympic Qualification Tournaments, which are scheduled to take place in September and October 2023.

In June of 2024, the FIVB rankings will be used to determine which five teams will fill the remaining Olympic spots.

Schedule for the 2022 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship
All times are GMT +2.

  • Sunday, September 25th, 2022 – Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
    Arnhem, Netherlands/Gdansk and Lodz, Poland, first phase
  • Second phase, Rotterdam, Netherlands / Lodz, Poland, Tuesday 4 October 2022 – Sunday 9 October 2022
  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands, quarter-final 1, 5 p.m.
    Gliwice, Poland, 5.30 p.m.
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 8 p.m.
    Gliwice, Poland, 8.30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
    8.30 p.m. Poland’s Gliwice
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2022
    8 p.m., Semi-Final 2 Netherlands, Apeldoorn
  • Saturday, October 15th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    Match between first and second place, 8pm Apeldoorn, Netherlands

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