The 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, alternatively the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup (for the tournament held in Japan) and also known as FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifier, are the three volleyball tournaments to be contested by 24 women’s national teams of the FIVB. The top teams will earn a place in the 2024 Summer Olympics volleyball tournament.
Thursday will see Germany take on Slovenia to book a seat for the Paris Olympics. Germany is ranked twelfth in the world rankings. While Slovenia is ranked twenty-eighth in the world rankings. The Germans had a very smooth start against Thailand (3-0) and Colombia (3-1). However, the Germans faced stiff competition from Korea (3-2). On the other hand, Slovenia was blown away by Poland (0-3) and Italy (0-3). Naturally, for Slovenia, a win is very pertinent to keep their hopes alive for qualification.
What is the format of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournaments (OQTs) include the 24 best-placed non-qualified teams. However, Russia has not been granted permission to participate due to the ongoing Ukraine war. The rankings have been done on the basis of the FIVB World Rankings as of 18 September 2022. As the host nation, France has already secured its place in the women’s competitions. The other 11 quota places are allocated via a two-step qualification process that ensures the best volleyball nations can participate in the event while observing the principle of universality.
The first step process includes the allocation of six Olympic quota places. These are contested during the FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifiers. Out of this, the top 24 teams as per the World Ranking (WR) not yet qualified are split into three single round-robin pools of eight teams each. The top two teams of each pool qualify for Paris 2024. On the other hand, the remaining five places per gender are filled by selecting the top five not yet qualified teams in the WR. This will be decided at the end of the Preliminary Phase of Volleyball Nations League 2024. To guarantee the principle of universality, these teams are selected as per the following order of priority: 1) Teams from continents without qualified teams, and 2) Top teams not yet qualified.
Germany vs Slovenia: Squads of both teams
Agbortabi Vanessa (OH), Kästner Pia (S), Cesar Annie (L), Pogany Anna (L), Glaab Corina (S), Stautz Antonia (OH), Hänle Marie (O), Fernau Pia (S), Alsmeier Lina (OH), Stigrot Lena (OH), Janiska Jennifer (OH), Schölzel Marie (MB), Cekulaev Anastasia (MB), Emonts Laura (OH), Drewniok Kimberly (O), Weitzel Camilla (MB), Strubbe Monique (MB), Straube Sarah (S), Dornheim Helena (OH), Maase Rica (O), van Clewe Luisa (MB), Silge Wiebke (MB), Jatzko Romy-Aylin (O), Kohn Hannah Elisabeth (S), Nestler Patricia (L)
Mlakar Iza (O), Pogacar Eva (S), Pucelj Maša (OH), Lorber Fijok Lorena (OH), Zatkovic Eva (O), Šiftar Mija (OH), Najdič Sara (S), Velikonja Grbac Mirta (MB), Milošič Nika (MB), Mazej Anja (L), Planinšec Saša (MB), Kukman Naja (MB), Banko Katja (L), Ramić Isa (OH)
Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women Schedule
|Schedule (22.08.23)||Timings (IST)|
|Germany vs Slovenia||00:00|
|Puerto Rico vs Argentina||06:30|
|Serbia vs Dominican Republic||07:30|
|Bulgaria vs Peru||09:30|
|Canada vs Ukraine||10:30|
|Brazil vs Turkey||12:30|
|Czech Republic vs Mexico||13:30|
|Colombia vs South Korea||15:00|
|Japan vs Belgium||15:55|
|China vs Netherlands||17:00|
|Thailand vs Slovenia||18:00|
|Poland vs Germany||21:00|
When is the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women starts on September 16, 2023 and ends on September 24, 2023.
Where to watch the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The LIVE Streaming of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women will be available on Volleyball World TV (VBTV). However, one has to buy a premium subscription of $ 3.99/month to watch the important matches. It is also speculated that there will be a streaming on the official YouTube channel of the Volleyball World.
- Dominican Republic vs Mexico, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
- Netherlands vs Ukraine, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
- Japan vs Bulgaria, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
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