About The Event

General Info

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The Volleyball World Championship is the first and most important world volleyball event established by the FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball). The FIVB World Championships are held once every four years to determine the world’s best volleyball team.

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The first men's championship was held in Prague in 1949 and the first women's in Moscow in 1952. In the volleyball world, the World Championship has the same tradition and prestige as soccer's World Cup. To attain the title of "volleyball world champion" is one of the highest honours in international team sports.

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In 2006, Japan hosted both the men’s and women’s FIVB Volleyball World Championships games, and in 2010, Japan hosts women’s championship. Japan hosts two consecutive championships for the first time in history.

Total of 96 teams took part in the continental qualifying rounds. Among the 96 teams, only 22 teams qualified and advanced to the final round in Japan. The 22 qualified teams, defending champion Russia and the host Japan will fight for the title of “Volleyball World Champion.”