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.

Saturday will see Italy lock horns with the United States to book a seat for the Paris Olympics. Italy is currently ranked fifth in the world rankings. While the USA is ranked third in the world rankings. The United States has been in red-hot form in the ongoing tournament. The Americans have thrashed Colombia (3-0), Thailand (3-0), Slovenia (3-1) and Korea (3-1). On the other hand, the Italians have also shown their domination in the current tournament. Italy won against Korea (3-0), Slovenia (3-0), Thailand (3-1) and Colombia (3-0).

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 of the 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.

Italy vs USA: Squads of both teams

Italy

Lubian Marina (MB), Degradi Alice Carlotta (OH), Villani Francesca (OH), Bosio Francesca (S), Fersino Eleonora (L), Danesi Anna (MB), Pietrini Elena (OH), Nwakalor Sylvia Chinelo (O), Sylla Myriam Fatime (OH), Squarcini Federica (MB), Parrocchiale Beatrice (L), Gennari Giulia (S), Antropova Ekaterina (O), Nwakalor Linda Nkiruka (MB)

USA

Micha Hancock (S), Kendall White (L), Justine Wong-Orantes (L), Alexandra Frantti (OH), Morgan Hentz (L), Lauren Carlini (S), Brionne Butler (MB), Jordan Larson (OH), Andrea Drews (O), Jordan Thompson (O), Anna Stevenson (MB), Haleigh Washington (MB), Dana Rettke (MB), Jenna Gray (S), Danielle Cuttino (O), Simone Lee (OH), Kathryn Plummer (OH), Kelsey Robinson (OH), Chiaka Ogbogu (MB), Avery Skinner (OH), Ashley Evans (S), Khalia Lanier (OH), Stephanie Samedy (O), Madeleine Gates (MB), Zoe Fleck (L)

Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women Schedule

Schedule (22.08.23)Timings (IST)
Italy vs USA00:15
Puerto Rico vs Peru06:30
Czech Republic vs Ukraine07:30
Bulgaria vs Argentina09:30
Canada vs Mexico10:30
Brazil vs Belgium12:30
Serbia vs Netherlands13:30
Colombia vs Slovenia15:00
Japan vs Turkey15:55
China vs Dominican Republic17:00
Thailand vs Korea18:00
Poland vs USA21:00

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.

Read more:

  1. Serbia vs Netherlands, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
  2. Colombia vs Slovenia, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
  3. Brazil vs Belgium, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads

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