FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup

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FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup
Sport Volleyball
Founded 2017; 3 years ago (2017)
Inaugural season 2018
CEO Brazil Ary Graça
No. of teams 6
Continent International (FIVB)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Slovenia (1st title)
Most titles  Portugal
 Slovenia (1 title each)
Official website FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

The FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup is an upcoming international volleyball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The first tournament was played between 20 and 24 June, 2018 in Matosinhos, Portugal.

The creation of the tournament was announced in October 2017 (alongside with the announcement of the Nations League) as a joint project between the FIVB, the IMG and 21 national federations.[1] The Challenger Cup serves as a qualifying tournament for the aforementioned Nations League. The FIVB Challenger Cup is held before the Nations League Final Round and the winner earns the right to participate in the next year's Nations League.[2]

A corresponding tournament for women's national teams is the FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup.

Format[edit]

The six qualified teams play in 2 pools of 3 teams in a round-robin format. The top 2 teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The first ranked teams play against the second ranked teams in this round. The winners of the semifinals advance to compete for the Challenger Cup title. The winners will qualify for the next year's Nations League as a challenger team.[2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Confederation Slots
AVC (Asia) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CSV representative)
CAVB (Africa) 1
CSV (South America) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with AVC representative)
CEV (Europe) 2
NORCECA (North America) 1
Total 6 (5+H)

Hosts[edit]

List of hosts by number of final championships hosted.

Times hosted Hosts Year(s)
1  Portugal 2018
1  Slovenia 2019

Appearance[edit]

Team Portugal
2018
(6)
Slovenia
2019
(6)
TBD
2021
(6)
Total
 Belarus 3rd 1
 Chile 5th 6th 2
 Cuba 4th 2nd 2
 Czech Republic 2nd 1
 Egypt 5th 1
 Estonia 3rd 1
 Kazakhstan 5th 1
 Portugal 1st 1
 Slovenia 1st 1
 Turkey 4th 1
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  •  •  – Did not enter / Did not qualify
  •    – Hosts
  • Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament

Results summary[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2018 Portugal
Matosinhos

Portugal
3–1
Czech Republic

Estonia
3–0
Cuba
6
2019 Slovenia
Ljubljana

Slovenia
3–0
Cuba

Belarus
3–1
Turkey
6
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 TBD 6

Medals summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Portugal 1 0 0 1
 Slovenia 1 0 0 1
3  Cuba 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
5  Belarus 0 0 1 1
 Estonia 0 0 1 1
Totals (6 nations) 2 2 2 6

Nations League qualifier[edit]

Year Remaining Challenger Teams Challenger Cup Winner
2018  Australia Same position  Bulgaria Same position  Canada Same position  South Korea  Portugal
2019  Portugal Fall  Slovenia Rise

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIVB announces the Volleyball Nations League". FIVB.org. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIVB Executive Committee embraces digital transformation". FIVB.org. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Six teams line up for Volleyball Challenger Cup and one open berth in 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB.org. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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