The Drawing of Lots for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship was held at Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science on January 27 with volleyball legends Vladimir Grbric of Serbia, FIVB Player of the Century Lorenzo Bernardi of Italy and Tomasz Wojtowicz of Poland in attendance.
A total of 24 countries were drawn across four pools for the first round.
The top 12 teams in the world ranking as of January 2014, were placed across the four pools in accordance with the serpentine system. Hosts Poland (world No.5) were placed in position 1 before the remaining 11 teams followed.
The remaining 12 teams were drawn across the bottom three positions of each of the four first round pools.
A record number of 279 teams participated in the qualification process for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships. This total, coming from 166 national federations across the five FIVB confederations, represents an increase of 65 teams from the previous best of 214 teams from 119 federations for the 2010 World Championships (compared with 102 in 2006, 72 in 2002 and 63 in 1998).
There were 148 teams that have played in the qualification process for the Men’s World Championship.
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Drawing of Lots Press kit
Drawing of Lots Gallery