Parma all set for Womenís World Championship Drawing of Lots
8 March 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 7, 2014 – All eyes will be on the Italian city of Parma on Monday when the official Drawing of Lots for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 takes place at the Farnese Theatre at 16:30 (local time).
The Drawing of Lots for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 will determine the make-up of the pools in the first round of this year’s tournament, which will take place from September 23 to October 12 across the following six cities: Rome, Trieste, Verona, Bari, Modena, Milan.
The ceremony will be broadcast in Italy by RAI Sport from 16:30 to 18:00 (local time) and will be live streamed on www.fivb.org.
It will be carried out in the presence of FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, Italian Volleyball Federation President Mr. Carlo Magri, Organising Committee President Mr. Carlo Salvatori, Italian Olympic Committee President Mr. Giovanni Malagò among other dignitaries.
The evening will also see the unveiling of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship trophy especially designed for the event.
The organisers have also put together an exciting lineup of nationally known artists for a rich programme highlighting many aspects of Italy’s sporting and cultural heritage.
To date 18 out of 24 teams have qualified for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.
The Asian, South American, African and European confederations have completed their qualification processes, with one of the European spots reserved for hosts, Italy. Only NORCECA have still to determine the countries that will participate in the tournament.
The NORCECA confederation will hold five qualifying tournaments (each with four teams) scheduled to take place in Cuba (May 12 to 18), USA and Dominican Republic (May 13 to 19), Canada (May 14 to 20) and Puerto Rico (May 20 to 26).
The winner of each group will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 while the runners-up will go through to a play-off for the fifth and final place from June 2 to 9 in Trinidad.