FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup

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FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 FIVB Volleyball Women'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)
 Canada (1st title)
Most titles  Bulgaria
 Canada (1 title each)
Official website FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

The FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The inaugural tournament was played between 20 and 24 June 2018 in Lima, Peru.

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 men's national teams is the FIVB Volleyball Men'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) 1
CAVB (Africa) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CSV representative)
CSV (South America) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CAVB representative)
CEV (Europe) 2
NORCECA (North America) 1
Total 6 (5+H)

Appearance[edit]

Team Peru
2018
(6)
Peru
2019
(6)
Total
 Argentina 3rd 1
 Australia 5th 1
 Bulgaria 1st 1
 Canada 1st 1
 Croatia 4th 1
 Czech Republic 2nd 1
 Chinese Taipei 6th 1
 Colombia 2nd 1
 Hungary 5th 1
 Peru 4th 5th 2
 Puerto Rico 3rd 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 Peru
Lima

Bulgaria
3–1
Colombia

Puerto Rico
3–2
Peru
6
2019 Peru
Lima

Canada
3–2
Czech Republic

Argentina
3–0
Croatia
6
2020 Croatia
Zadar
6

Medals summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
3  Colombia 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
5  Argentina 0 0 1 1
 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
Totals (6 nations) 2 2 2 6

Nations League qualifier[edit]

Year Remaining Challenger Teams Challenger Cup Winner
2018  Argentina  Belgium Same position  Dominican Republic Same position  Poland Same position  Bulgaria
2019  Bulgaria Fall  Canada 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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