FIVB Announces Challenger Cup, Will Align With Nations League

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 20th, 2017 | African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, European volleyball, FIVB Nations League - Men, FIVB Nations League - Women, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball

The FIVB has announced the formation of the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup that will run in conjunction with the newly formed FIVB Nations League this coming summer.

The competition will feature both men and women and will hold teams that are not competing in the Nations League along with one host team and five teams from the five continental confederations. The teams from the different confederations will be determined as follows:

Each Continental Confederation is responsible for hosting an event that will determine the teams that will qualify for the event. They are free to organize a tournament or use an existing competition to define their qualified teams. The CEV will use their Golden European League to determine their teams, as the top two finishers in each gender will qualify.

The Challenger Cup will be held prior to the FIVB Nations League Finals with the winner earning the right to participate in the FIVB Promotion Playoff – competing against the fourth-ranked challenger team at the end of round-robin play in the Nations League. The challengers in the Nations League are:

Men Australia, South Korea, Canada, Bulgaria
Women Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Belgium

The winner of this playoff will automatically earn a spot in the 2019 FIVB Nations League.

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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 …

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