20 Teams To Compete At 2017 Girls’ U18 World Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 11th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News

2017 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championships

The U18 Girls’ World Championships will be underway beginning on August 18, ending on August 27. In total, there are 20 teams that qualified for the event over the past year at various events. The Championships will span over the course of nine days, starting with pool play until the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals conclude on August 27.

How The Teams Qualified


From Asia, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand earned their bid to the event, all from the 2017 Asian Girls’ U18 Championships. Japan took the top spot in the competition, while China came in as the runner-up. Korea took down Thailand in the bronze medal match to earn their bids.


All six European teams qualified at the 2017 European Girls’ U18 Championships. Russia claimed the title over Italy, while Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia and Germany ended the competition from third to sixth, respectively.


Argentina gained their bid to the competition by being the host country. Brazil and Peru enter the World Championships after competing at the 2016 South American Girls’ U18 Championships, as winner and runner-up, respectively.

Colombia made their way into the tournament after competing in the 2017 Girls’ U18 Pan American Cup.


For the NORCECA Confederation, the Dominican Republic and the United States earned their bids through the 2016 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Championships as winner and runner-up, respectively. Cuba and Mexico participated in the 2017 Girls’ U18 Pan American Cup, earning their bid through this tournament.


Turkey and Poland didn’t have to compete in an event to make it to the World Championships, as they were selected in through their World Ranking.


August 18-22 – Pool Play matches, four pools of five teams

August 23 – Round of 16

August 25 – Quarterfinals

August 26 – Semifinals

August 27 – Finals

Leave a Reply


About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!