Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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The qualification for the 2012 men's Olympic volleyball tournament was held from 13 August 2011 to 10 June 2012.

Qualification summary[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 6 July 2005 Singapore Singapore 1  Great Britain
2011 World Cup 20 November – 4 December 2011  Japan 3  Russia
 Poland
 Brazil
African Qualifier 17–21 January 2012 Cameroon Yaoundé 1  Tunisia
North American Qualifier 7–12 May 2012 United States Long Beach 1  United States
European Qualifier 8–13 May 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Italy
South American Qualifier 11–13 May 2012 Argentina Burzaco 1  Argentina
1st World Qualifier 1–10 June 2012 Japan Tokyo 1  Serbia
Asian Qualifier* 1  Australia
2nd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Bulgaria
3rd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Germany Berlin 1  Germany
Total 12
* The Asian Qualifier was combined with the 1st World Qualifier. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the 1st World Qualifier, while the best asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualifier winners.

Means of qualification[edit]

Qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games

Host country[edit]

FIVB reserved a vacancy for the 2012 Olympic Games host country to participate in the tournament.

2011 World Cup[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil
4  Italy
5  Cuba
6  United States
7  Argentina
8  Serbia
9  Iran
10  Japan
11  China
12  Egypt

Continental qualification tournaments[edit]

Africa[edit]

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Tunisia 8 4 0 341 297 1.148 12 2 6.000
2  Egypt 7 3 1 362 307 1.179 10 5 2.000
3  Cameroon 6 2 2 381 371 1.027 9 8 1.125
4  Algeria 5 1 3 309 318 0.972 5 9 0.556
5  Ghana 4 0 4 200 300 0.667 0 12 0.000
WD  Niger 0 0 0 0 0 MAX 0 0 MAX
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
17 Jan 16:00 Egypt  1–3  Tunisia 23–25 25–16 27–29 23–25   98–95
17 Jan 18:00 Cameroon  3–0  Ghana 25–18 25–16 25–12     75–46
18 Jan 16:00 Ghana  0–3  Egypt 21–25 8–25 17–25     46–75
18 Jan 18:00 Algeria  2–3  Cameroon 24–26 25–19 22–25 27–25 18–20 116–115
19 Jan 16:00 Egypt  3–0  Algeria 25–21 25–19 26–24     76–64
19 Jan 18:00 Tunisia  3–0  Ghana 25–22 25–13 25–21     75–56
20 Jan 16:00 Algeria  0–3  Tunisia 17–25 16–25 21–25     54–75
20 Jan 18:00 Cameroon  2–3  Egypt 25–27 25–23 25–23 20–25 7–15 102–113
21 Jan 14:00 Ghana  0–3  Algeria 15–25 19–25 18–25     52–75
21 Jan 18:00 Tunisia  3–1  Cameroon 21–25 25–20 25–23 25–21   96–89

Asia and Oceania[edit]

The Asian Qualification Tournament combined with 1st World Qualification Tournament. The hosts Japan and the top four ranked teams except Japan from the 2011 Asian Championship competed in the tournament. The top ranked among the five teams except the winners of the 1st World Qualification Tournament qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games as Asian Qualification Tournament winners.

Europe[edit]

Rank Team
1  Italy
2  Germany
3  Bulgaria
 Serbia
5  Slovakia
 Spain
7  Finland
 Slovenia

North America[edit]

Rank Team
1  United States
2  Canada
3  Cuba
4  Puerto Rico
5  Mexico
6  Dominican Republic
7  Trinidad and Tobago
8  Costa Rica

South America[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Argentina 9 3 0 9 0 MAX 227 162 1.401
2  Venezuela 6 2 1 6 4 1.500 237 213 1.113
3  Colombia 2 1 2 4 8 0.500 231 272 0.849
4  Chile 1 0 3 2 9 0.222 204 252 0.810
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 May 18:10 Venezuela  3–1  Colombia 25–17 24–26 25–15 25–15   99–73
11 May 21:10 Chile  0–3  Argentina 16–25 13–25 14–25     43–75
12 May 18:10 Venezuela  3–0  Chile 25–22 25–21 25–20     75–63
12 May 21:40 Argentina  3–0  Colombia 25–21 25–15 25–20     75–56
13 May 18:00 Colombia  3–2  Chile 20–25 17–25 25–23 25–17 15–8 102–98
13 May 21:10 Argentina  3–0  Venezuela 25–19 25–19 27–25     77–63

World qualification tournaments[edit]

Qualified teams

* The top four teams from 2011 Asian Championship were predetermined to be in 1st tournament in Japan.

^1 – Italy, which were previously announced as hosts of 2nd tournament, won the European qualification and secured a direct berth.  Bulgaria replaced Italy as hosts.[2]

1st tournament[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 21 7 0 21 1 21.000 552 426 1.296
2  Australia 15 5 2 15 8 1.875 527 470 1.121
3  Iran 14 5 2 16 9 1.778 612 547 1.119
4  Japan 11 4 3 13 12 1.083 579 567 1.021
5  China 11 3 4 13 14 0.929 575 599 0.960
6  South Korea 8 3 4 13 16 0.813 593 635 0.934
7  Venezuela 3 1 6 4 18 0.222 453 542 0.836
8  Puerto Rico 1 0 7 4 21 0.190 489 594 0.823
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
01 Jun 11:10 Australia  3–0  Venezuela 25–14 25–22 25–18     75–54 P2 P3
01 Jun 13:40 Puerto Rico  0–3  China 23–25 19–25 17–25     59–75 P2 P3
01 Jun 16:10 Iran  3–0  South Korea 25–17 25–18 25–16     75–51 P2 P3
01 Jun 19:15 Japan  0–3  Serbia 19–25 23–25 16–25     58–75 P2 P3
02 Jun 11:10 Australia  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–14 25–19 25–20     75–53 P2 P3
02 Jun 13:40 China  2–3  Iran 25–23 21–25 31–29 15–25 13–15 105–117 P2 P3
02 Jun 16:30 South Korea  1–3  Serbia 23–25 22–25 25–17 12–25   82–92 P2 P3
02 Jun 19:15 Japan  3–0  Venezuela 25–20 25–20 32–30     82–70 P2 P3
05 Jun 11:10 Puerto Rico  0–3  Venezuela 20–25 20–25 21–25     61–75 P2 P3
05 Jun 13:40 Iran  1–3  Australia 25–17 18–25 18–25 23–25   84–92 P2 P3
05 Jun 16:10 Serbia  3–0  China 25–15 25–13 25–21     75–49 P2 P3
05 Jun 19:15 Japan  3–2  South Korea 25–22 24–26 25–20 19–25 15–6 108–99 P2 P3
06 Jun 11:10 Puerto Rico  1–3  Iran 24–26 16–25 25–22 20–25   85–98 P2 P3
06 Jun 13:40 Australia  0–3  Serbia 18–25 19–25 18–25     55–75 P2 P3
06 Jun 16:10 Venezuela  0–3  South Korea 25–27 22–25 15–25     62–77 P2 P3
06 Jun 19:15 Japan  1–3  China 19–25 27–25 18–25 18–25   82–100 P2 P3
07 Jun 11:10 Iran  3–0  Venezuela 25–16 25–16 25–20     75–52 P2 P3
07 Jun 13:40 Serbia  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–19 25–17 25–18     75–54 P2 P3
07 Jun 16:10 South Korea  3–2  China 25–21 22–25 25–20 14–25 15–13 101–104 P2 P3
07 Jun 19:15 Japan  3–0  Australia 25–22 25–23 25–12     75–57 P2 P3
09 Jun 11:10 Iran  0–3  Serbia 28–30 28–30 22–25     78–85 P2 P3
09 Jun 13:40 Venezuela  1–3  China 18–25 26–28 25–19 21–25   90–97 P2 P3
09 Jun 16:10 Australia  3–1  South Korea 25–22 25–17 23–25 25–20   98–84 P2 P3
09 Jun 19:15 Japan  3–1  Puerto Rico 22–25 25–21 25–19 25–16   97–81 P2 P3
10 Jun 11:10 Serbia  3–0  Venezuela 25–14 25–13 25–23     75–50 P2 P3
10 Jun 13:40 China  0–3  Australia 12–25 20–25 13–25     45–75 P2 P3
10 Jun 16:10 South Korea  3–2  Puerto Rico 15–25 25–18 19–25 25–16 15–12 99–96 P2 P3
10 Jun 19:15 Japan  0–3  Iran 22–25 33–35 22–25     77–85 P2 P3

2nd tournament[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 9 3 0 9 2 4.500 273 216 1.264
2  France 6 2 1 7 5 1.400 284 263 1.080
3  Egypt 3 1 2 5 6 0.833 230 247 0.931
4  Pakistan 0 0 3 1 9 0.111 186 247 0.753
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
08 Jun 17:30 Egypt  1–3  France 22–25 25–18 15–25 21–25   83–93 P2 P3
08 Jun 20:30 Pakistan  0–3  Bulgaria 17–25 12–25 21–25     50–75 P2 P3
09 Jun 17:30 Egypt  3–0  Pakistan 25–13 25–22 26–24     76–59 P2 P3
09 Jun 20:30 France  1–3  Bulgaria 19–25 28–26 23–25 25–27   95–103 P2 P3
10 Jun 17:30 Pakistan  1–3  France 25–21 20–25 19–25 13–25   77–96 P2 P3
10 Jun 20:30 Bulgaria  3–1  Egypt 25–16 25–18 20–25 25–12   95–71 P2 P3

3rd tournament[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Germany 8 3 0 9 3 3.000 281 247 1.138
2  Cuba 7 2 1 8 4 2.000 283 258 1.097
3  Czech Republic 3 1 2 5 6 0.833 262 255 1.027
4  India 0 0 3 0 9 0.000 159 225 0.707
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
08 Jun 17:10 Czech Republic  1–3  Cuba 29–27 23–25 23–25 21–25   96–102 P2 P3
08 Jun 20:10 India  0–3  Germany 16–25 19–25 15–25     50–75 P2 P3
09 Jun 15:10 India  0–3  Czech Republic 19–25 13–25 23–25     55–75 P2 P3
09 Jun 18:10 Germany  3–2  Cuba 25–21 25–17 21–25 17–25 20–18 108–106 P2 P3
10 Jun 14:30 Cuba  3–0  India 25–12 25–22 25–20     75–54 P2 P3
10 Jun 17:10 Germany  3–1  Czech Republic 25–22 23–25 25–23 25–21   98–91 P2 P3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking – Men". FIVB. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Italy men claim Olympic ticket after dramatic European Qualifier final". FIVB. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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