Qualification

 

Hosts Japan will be joined by the three best ranked Asian teams, the second and third teams from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, as well as the second placed teams from the South American and NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournaments.

Participating Teams:

Confederation 
 Qualified Through
Team 

Hosts

Host Country

Japan

AVC

FIVB Ranking as per January 1, 2016

Australia

AVC

FIVB Ranking as per January 1, 2016

China

AVC FIVB Ranking as per January 1, 2016
Iran

CEV

Second placed team from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament France
CEV Third placed team from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament

Poland

CSV

Second placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament

Venezuela

NORCECA

Second placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament

Canada

Confederations:

Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC)

African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB)

European Confederation (CEV)

South American Confederation (CSV)

North, Central American and Carribean Confederation (NORCECA)


Olympic Qualification Process

At the end of this World Olympic Qualification tournament, the best ranked Asian team plus the top three ranked teams will qualify for the Olympics

If an Asian team is ranked among the top three, then the next ranked team will be qualified. Likewise if the best ranked Asian team is ranked 5th at the end of the tournament, they will qualify for the Olympics.

Olympic Games Qualified Teams

  Confederation Qualified through  Team
CSV Host Brazil
2 NORCECA
World Cup 2015 Winner USA
3 CEV World Cup 2015 Runner up Italy
CAVB African Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament winner
Egypt
5 CEV European Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament winner
Russia
6 CSV South American Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament winner
Argentina
7 NORCECA North American Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament winner
Cuba
8 AVC Japan World Olympic Qualification Tournament best Asian ranked team
TBC
9 TBC Japan World Olympic Qualification Tournament best ranked team TBC
10 TBC Japan World Olympic Qualification Tournament second ranked team
TBC
11 TBC Japan World Olympic Qualification Tournament third ranked team
TBC
12 TBC Mexico City World Olympic Qualification tournament Winner TBC


 

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