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    A historic test event for a new age-group competition

    Final Round Host

    Italy will have the privilege of hosting the very first edition of these championships, where the rising stars of European Volleyball will be able to hone their skills.

    Further information on the venues and exact dates will follow in due course. All of the remaining registered teams will contest the qualifiers scheduled for May 2022 in an effort to secure one of the seven remaining spots at stake to contest the Final Round.

    Documents

    • Official Communications
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    • FIVB Volleyball Rules 2017-2020
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    • CEV Volleyball Competitions Regulations 2021/2022
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    Key Info

    - Round Competition dates: 19-22 May 2022
    - Teams are allocated according to the latest respective CEV European Ranking of CEV U19/U20 age category (07/12/2020)
    - The organiser of the qualification tournaments are seeded as head of the pool.
    - Based on the number of registered teams, 5 Pools will be organised
    (2 pools with 4 teams and 3 pools with 3 teams)
    - When 4 [four] teams in Qualification Pool, pool will play 1 [one] tournament (3 competition days in each with 2 matches per day = single round robin)
    - When 3 [three] teams in Qualification Pool, pool will play 1 [one] tournament (3 competition days in each with 1 matches per day = single round robin)
    - In each pool, the first placed team qualifies to the Final round and the remaining places will be filled by the next best ranked team(s) across all pools.  The method to define the best second team when facing a non-equal number of the teams over the pools we discard the results of the matches with the lowest placed team to compare all runners-up performances based on an equal number of matches.

    Drawn Pools

    Pool A - SRB, DEN, LAT

    Pool B - POL, CZE, UKR

    Pool C - BLR, RUS, HUN

    Pool D - AUT, BUL, ISR, FAR 

    Pool E - MNE, TUR, POL, ISL

    Hosts listed first

    Pool Positions Criteria

    1st - Matches Won
    2nd - Ranking Points (*Ranking points are awarded for the following results: 3-0 or 3-1: 3 points, 3-2: 2 points, 2-3: 1 point, 1-3 or 0-3: 0 points)
    3rd - Match Sets Quotient/Ratio
    4th - Match Points Quotient/Ratio
    5th - ‘Head to Head’ Results

    Italy

    Venue tbd

    • Period: 08-17 July 2022
    • Teams: 8
    • Qualified: Host + 7 from Qualification
    • Age Limit: Born on 1st January 2002 or thereafter

    The Final Round will be played with two pools of four teams each (single round robin), the two best placed teams from each pool will continue to the semifinals and all remaining teams will leave the tournament. On the Final day the bronze and gold medal matches will take place.


    The competition requires six competition days (that includes 1 rest day between the pool phase and semifinals). The teams arrival is as usual -2 days before the first competition day and departure is either day after pool phase or after the Final matches. Maximum stay period is 9 days (including arrival and departure days).

    Pool Positions Criteria

    1st - Matches Won
    2nd - Ranking Points (*Ranking points are awarded for the following results: 3-0 or 3-1: 3 points, 3-2: 2 points, 2-3: 1 point, 1-3 or 0-3: 0 points)
    3rd - Match Sets Quotient/Ratio
    4th - Match Points Quotient/Ratio
    5th - ‘Head to Head’ Results

    About

    The 2022 U21 European Championship - Women is a newly launched competition which will act as a test event for the future editions planned to have qualifiers in 2023 and Finals in 2024. The format and number of teams in the qualification and the Final Round depends on the total number of registered teams, and will be defined by the European Sports Organising Commission (ESOC) once the number of registered teams is known. The latest ranking from the U20 Men and U19 Women will be taken into account to define the pool composition. A new ranking will be composed for the new Age Group after the first edition. Furthermore, the financial requirements for U21W/U22M will follow those for the U19/U20 Age Groups.

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