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Women's Volleyball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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8 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

London OG was the first time FIVB used the serpentine system. Back then two highest men seeds (Brazil, Russia) were in the same group with #3 (Italy) & #4 (Poland) were in the GBR group. Same in the women's (USA, Brazil together while Japan & Italy in the GBR group). The last non-serpentine global volleyball tournaments were the 2010 World Championships (both men & women).

Serpentine system is fine.  Just dont rank the host as number 1.  Rank them where they should be ranked.     Rugby sevens uses serpentine system. But the host is ranked at its correct place

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With serpentine system without ranking Japan number 1 the only changes in group B would be Serbia instead of China (no big difference, they are the 2 strongest teams) and Japan instead of Russia (again no big difference, currently Russia is not better than Japan playing at home)

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8 minutes ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

Serpentine system is fine.  Just dont rank the host as number 1.  Rank them where they should be ranked.     Rugby sevens uses serpentine system. But the host is ranked at its correct place

 

Rugby is even more shallow when it comes to teams than volleyball. And the host team will always get a bonus in the Olympic tournament. Japan's women team is actually quite good, obviously the men's team is much worse but FIVB wants to pamper the hosts and this is the way going forward. Poland and Italy will be in Japan's men group together with Canada, Venezuela & Iran if the serpentine holds up. USA, Brazil, Russia, France, Argentina & Tunisia will be in the other group.

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