Beach Volleyball World Championship Rome 2022 - Competition formula


The thirteenth edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships will take place from June 10 to 19. A total of 48 men’s and 48 women’s teams will take part in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2022.

The total number of matches will be 216, comprising of 108 men’s and 108 women’s matches. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2022 will consist of a Preliminary phase (Pool Play), a lucky-loser round and a Single Elimination phase, for both genders.

Preliminary phase: Pool Play

48 teams playing in (12) pools of four (4) teams each played in standard Round Robin system. A drawing of lots will be held to establish the seeding and distribution into pools. Every team will play the three other teams in their pool. The ranking of teams within their pools will be determined by the total number of match points.

The first two ranked teams from each pool, and the best four teams that rank third in their respective pools (first by match points, then by set ratio followed by rally point ratio and lastly by tournament seeding established at the general technical meeting), will advance automatically to the final phase. The eight remaining third-ranked teams in each pool will play a four-match lucky loser round.

Single Elimination phase

The Single Elimination phase will start with the round of 32 and will be followed by Round of 16, Quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches.