FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup

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FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
Founded2017; 2 years ago (2017)
Inaugural season2018
CEOBrazil Ary Graça
No. of teams6
ContinentInternational (FIVB)
Most recent
 Bulgaria (1st title)
Most titles Bulgaria (1 title)
Official websiteFIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup

The FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup is an upcoming international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The first tournamentis being played between 20 and 24 June, 2018 in Lima, Peru.

The creation of the tournament was announced in October 2017 (alongside with the announcement of the Nations League) as a joint project between the FIVB, the IMG and 21 national federations.[1] The Challenger Cup serves as a qualifying tournament for the aforementioned Nations League. The FIVB Challenger Cup is held before the Nations League Final Round and the winner earns the right to participate in the next year's Nations League.[2]

A corresponding tournament for men's national teams is the FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup.


The six qualified teams play in 2 pools of 3 teams in a round-robin format. The top 2 teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The first ranked teams play against the second ranked teams in this round. The winners of the semifinals advance to compete for the Challenger Cup title. The winners will qualify for the next year's Nations League as a challenger team.[2][3]


Confederation Slots
AVC (Asia) 1
CAVB (Africa) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CSV representative)
CSV (South America) 0 or 1 (intercontinental playoff with CAVB representative)
CEV (Europe) 2
NORCECA (North America) 1
Total 6 (5+H)


List of hosts by number of final championships hosted.

Times hosted Hosts Year(s)
1  Peru 2018


Team Peru
 Australia 5th 1
 Bulgaria 1st 1
 Colombia 2nd 1
 Hungary 5th 1
 Peru 4th 1
 Puerto Rico 3rd 1
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  •  •  – Did not enter / Did not qualify
  •    – Hosts
  • Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament

Results summary[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd Place Match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2018 Peru


Puerto Rico

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FIVB announces the Volleyball Nations League". 12 October 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIVB Executive Committee embraces digital transformation". 7 December 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Six teams line up for Volleyball Challenger Cup and one open berth in 2019 Men's VNL". 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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