Defending champions Poland alongside hosts VFR will lead the 24 teams that will take part in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Russia 2022, following the conclusion of the last of the continental championships that were one of the paths to the FIVB's most prestigious event.
Men's 2022 World Championship electrifying lineup confirmed
Twenty-four countries secure spots in Russia following conclusion of continental championships
Published 10:02, 21 Sep 2021
Newly crowned European champions Italy, alongside runners-up Slovenia secured the last two berths through the continental championship pathway, as the two clashed in the European final on Sunday night with Italy prevailing after five dramatic sets.
Earlier last week Iran had beaten Japan to defend their Asian continental title, as both advanced to the World Championship, while Tunisia and Cameroon made it through to Russia 2022 from the African championship.
Previously, Brazil and Argentina had secured their own tickets from South America, with Puerto Rico and Canada advancing through the NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean) championship.
Full list of participants at the 2022 FIVB Men's World Championship:
FIVB World Rank
Current world champion
AVC Continental Championship 2021 winner
AVC Continental Championship 2021 runner-up
CAVB Continental Championship 2021 winner
CAVB Continental Championship 2021 runner-up
CEV Continental Championship 2021 winner
CEV Continental Championship 2021 runner-up
CSV Continental Championship 2021 winner
CSV Continental Championship 2021 runner-up
NORCECA Continental Championship 2021 winner
NORCECA Continental Championship 2021 runner-up
FIVB Senior World Ranking
Of the teams that had previously won gold medals in the history of the World Championship, only the Czech Republic (as heirs to Czechoslovakia's titles in 1956 and 1966) are absent.
Qatar, meanwhile, will be making their World Championship debut at Russia 2022.