The Drawing of Lots for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship were held at the Farnese Theatre in Parma on March 10 with FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, Italy Volleyball Federation President Carlo Magri, 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Organising Committee President Carlo Salvatori and Italian volleyball legend Maurizia Cacciatori in attendance amongst other dignitaries.
A total of 24 countries were drawn into four pools for the first round.
The top 12 teams in the world ranking as of January 2014, were placed across the four pools in accordance with the serpentine system. Hosts Italy (world No.4) were placed in position 1 before the remaining 11 teams followed.
The remaining 12 teams were drawn across the bottom three positions of each of the four first round pools.
A record number of 279 teams participated in the qualification process for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships. This total, coming from 166 national federations across the five FIVB confederations, represents an increase of 65 teams from the previous best of 214 teams from 119 federations for the 2010 World Championships (compared with 102 in 2006, 72 in 2002 and 63 in 1998).
There were 127 teams that have played in the qualification process for the Women’s World Championship.
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Drawing of Lots Press Kit
Drawing of Lots Gallery