Volleyball World opens accelerated bidding process for relocated FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2022

Deadline for bids to be submitted is Monday 14 March 2022

Volleyball World has launched the accelerated bidding process today for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2022 that was removed from Russia due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Volleyball World expects substantial interest for this opportunity to host the best men’s volleyball teams in the world.

All National Federations and  potential host nation(s) are invited to submit their bid to host the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2022.

Interested National Federations and/or event organisers can now submit their bids by no later than 14 March 2022 to event.hosting@volleyball.world . The bidding form can be found at the Volleyball World hosting page here.

The FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship will see 24 nations compete for the ultimate goal of becoming the world champions.

Following the approval of the FIVB Board of Administration and in consultation with media partners and key stakeholders, the competition formula for the event has been optimised. The new formula foresees maintaining the round robin format of the pool phase with six pools of four teams.

However, a total of sixteen teams – the top two teams of each pool and four best third-placed teams – will then qualify for the knockout phase of the competition. This knockout phase will feature the round of 16, quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. As such, there will be a total of 52 matches played over the course of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.

The adapted event formula allows for the consideration of multiple hosts for the pool phase, up to two hosts for the round of 16 and quarterfinals, and a maximum of one host for the semi-finals and finals.