Sport/Volleyball/2015 U20 FIVB World Championships
|2015 Women's World Cup|
|Dates||22 August–6 September|
On the right is an image in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 12, 2015, of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul continuing its European "run of success in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship by taking the 2015 title with a 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 24-26, 25-19) victory over fellow Europeans Dinamo Krasnodar in the final in Zurich."
“The World Cup plays an integral role in the Olympic qualification process and is a very important tournament for volleyball all round so we are delighted to be able to continue the tradition of holding the event in Japan."
"The FIVB Volleyball World Cup began with signing a contract between Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Japan Volleyball Association (JVA) for hosting the tournament on 31 January 2013. In this event, Fuji TV had the right to broadcast the tournament. Moreover, the FIVB released the qualification process of the tournament:
- Host country
- 2014 World champions
- 2 teams per continental confederation considered by World ranking, continental ranking, or continental championship".
"But, on 10 March 2015, the FIVB announced a change of the continental events following each continental confederation's agreement.
- AVC used the World ranking as of 1 January 2015.
- CAVB used the African Championship.
- CEV used the European ranking as of 1 January 2015.
- CSV held a qualification tournament.
- NORCECA used the 2015 NORCECA Champion Cup (Final Four)."
- Olympics places
Only the winners and runners-up of the competition could secure the berths in the 2016 Olympics games. It was different from last edition which three medalists teams joined the Olympics games.
- Qualification format
The 2015 World Cup changed the format of the competition following the information above. There were not 2 wild card teams like 2011 edition. One of these spots belonged to the World champions, the other one belonged to the 2nd place of a continental event (2011 edition gave tickets to 4 of 5 continents, but 2015 edition gave tickets to all 5 continents).
- Competition format
Competition rounds decreased from 4 in 2011 to 3. Combining rounds 1 (3 days) and 2 (2 days) in 2011 to 1 round of 5 days. The hosts also reduced the venues from 8 to 6.
- Pool ranking criteria
In 2011 edition, match points was the first criterion, but 2015 changed it to number of matches won. All criteria are showed in section Pool standing procedure.
- Net touch
In this edition, players can not touch the whole net and antennas, not just the white band like in 2011 edition.
All 14 players (maximum 12 regular players and maximum 2 liberos) can play in every match and be named in score sheets.
- Individual awards
Individual awards were given to players by positions, unlike previous editions when awards were given to players by volleyball skills.
- Attribution of points
FIVB approved the proposal that in case the team hosting the Olympic Games participated in a previous World Cup then they would keep the World Ranking points gained at the previous World Cup.
It was the first time in the competition when there was a challenge referee. In each match, there was a referee who controlled the challenge system.
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- "Video: Highlights of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul's Title Success". Zurich. Switzerland: Club World Championships. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
- Ary S. Graça F° (31 January 2013). "FIVB signs World Cup deal with Japan for 2015 and 2019". Lausanne, Switzerland: International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- "2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup, In: Wikipedia". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
- "FIVB signs World Cup deal with Japan for 2015 and 2019". FIVB. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- "World Cup 2015 qualification process confirmed". FIVB. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "Change in 2015 World Cup". FIVB. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- "New net touch rule approved". FIVB. Retrieved 8 September 2015.