FIVB Volleyball Men's 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.

FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup
SportVolleyball
Founded2017 (2017)
Inaugural season2018
CEO Ary Graça
No. of teams6
ContinentInternational (FIVB)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Slovenia (1st title)
Most titles Portugal
 Slovenia (1 title)
Official websiteFIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

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

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

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
Total6 (5+H)

Hosts

List of hosts by number of final championships hosted.

Times hosted Hosts Year(s)
2 Portugal2018, 2020
1 Slovenia2019

Appearance

Team
2018
(6)

2019
(6)
Total
 Belarus3rd1
 Chile5th6th2
 Cuba4th2nd2
 Czech Republic2nd1
 Egypt5th1
 Estonia3rd1
 Kazakhstan5th1
 Portugal1st1
 Slovenia1st1
 Turkey4th1
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

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

Portugal
3–1
Czech Republic

Estonia
3–0
Cuba
6
2019
Ljubljana

Slovenia
3–0
Cuba

Belarus
3–1
Turkey
6
2020
Gondomar

Medals summary

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Portugal1001
 Slovenia1001
3 Cuba0101
 Czech Republic0101
5 Belarus0011
 Estonia0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

Nations League qualifier

Year Remaining Challenger Teams Challenger Cup Winner
2018  Australia  Bulgaria  Canada  South Korea  Portugal
2019  Portugal  Slovenia

See also

References

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