Love volleyball? Say it with stickers!


120 FREE volleymojis, exclusive stickers & all our volleyball news

Download the Volleyverse app!

FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship 2018 match schedule

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2018
Lawrence Fernandez - Editor - @lancefernandez

The FIVB men’s volleyball world championships only happen once every 4 years and outside of the Olympics they offer fans the opportunity to watch the best men’s volleyball teams & players go head to head in quest for one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.

The 2018 volleyball world championships is being co-hosted in Italy and Bulgaria and kicks off on the 9th of September. The first time the event is hosted by two countries fans will witness 24 teams from Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe & the Americas compete in over 100 matches.

Whether you support the defending champions, Poland; perennial challengers, the USA or plucky underdogs such as Cameroon or Australia we’ve got your favourite team’s match schedule below.

First round match schedule

First round fixtures by pool – all times are GMT (UTC+0)

Pool A

September 09 @ 17:30 – Italy v Japan
September 12 @ 15:00 – Dominican Republic v Slovenia
September 12 @ 18:30 – Belgium v Argentina
September 13 @ 15:00 – Dominican Republic v Japan
September 13 @ 19:15 – Italy v Belgium
September 14 @ 15:00 – Japan v Slovenia
September 14 @ 18:30 – Argentina v Dominican Republic
September 15 @ 15:00 – Belgium v Slovenia
September 15 @ 19:15 – Italy v Argentina
September 16 @ 15:00 – Japan v Belgium
September 16 @ 19:15 – Dominican Republic v Italy
September 17 @ 15:00 – Belgium v Dominican Republic
September 17 @ 18:30 – Argentina v Slovenia
September 18 @ 15:00 – Japan v Argentina
September 18 @ 19:15 – Italy v Slovenia

Pool B

September 12 @ 11:00 – France v China
September 12 @ 14:00 – Netherlands v Canada
September 12 @ 17:30 – Brazil v Egypt
September 13 @ 14:00 – Egypt v Canada
September 13 @ 17:30 – Brazil v France
September 14 @ 14:00 – China v Netherlands
September 14 @ 17:30 – France v Egypt
September 15 @ 14:00 – Canada v China
September 15 @ 17:30 – Netherlands v Brazil
September 16 @ 14:00 – China v Egypt
September 16 @ 17:30 – Netherlands v France
September 17 @ 14:00 – Egypt v Netherlands
September 17 @ 17:30 – Brazil v Canada
September 18 @ 14:00 – China v Brazil
September 18 @ 17:30 – Canada v France

Pool C

September 12 @ 12:00 – Cameroon v Tunisia
September 12 @ 15:00 – Australia v Russia
September 12 @ 18:30 – United States v Serbia
September 13 @ 15:00 – Australia v United States
September 13 @ 18:30 – Cameroon v Serbia
September 14 @ 15:00 – Australia v Cameroon
September 14 @ 18:30 – Russia v Tunisia
September 15 @ 15:00 – Serbia v Tunisia
September 15 @ 18:30 – United States v Russia
September 16 @ 15:00 – Cameroon v United States
September 16 @ 18:30 – Serbia v Australia
September 17 @ 15:00 – Russia v Cameroon
September 17 @ 18:30 – Australia v Tunisia
September 18 @ 15:00 – United States v Tunisia
September 18 @ 18:30 – Serbia v Russia

Pool D

September 09 @ 17:30 – Bulgaria v Finland
September 12 @ 14:00 – Iran v Puerto Rico
September 12 @ 17:30 – Cuba v Poland
September 13 @ 14:00 – Puerto Rico v Poland
September 13 @ 17:30 – Iran v Bulgaria
September 14 @ 14:00 – Finland v Cuba
September 14 @ 17:30 – Bulgaria v Puerto Rico
September 15 @ 14:00 – Cuba v Iran
September 15 @ 17:30 – Poland v Finland
September 16 @ 14:00 – Puerto Rico v Finland
September 16 @ 17:30 – Cuba v Bulgaria
September 17 @ 14:00 – Cuba v Puerto Rico
September 17 @ 17:30 – Iran v Poland
September 18 @ 14:00 – Finland v Iran
September 18 @ 17:30 – Bulgaria v Poland

Second round match schedule

The top 4 teams from groups A – D will qualify for the second round and be put into groups E – H (more here on competition format). All times are GMT (UTC+0):

Pool E

September 21 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 21 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC

Pool F

September 21 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 21 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC

Pool G

September 21 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 21 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC

Pool H

September 21 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 21 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 22 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 14:00 – TBC v TBC
September 23 @ 17:30 – TBC v TBC

Third round match schedule

The winners of each pool E – H and the two best runners up qualify for the third round and play in pools I and J. All times are GMT (UTC+0):

Pool I

September 26 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 27 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 28 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC

Pool J

September 26 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 27 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC
September 28 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC

Final round match schedule

The top two teams from pool I and J qualify for the semi-finals. All times are GMT (UTC+0):

Semi-finals

September 29 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC
September 29 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC

Third place

September 30 @ 15:00 – TBC v TBC

Final

September 30 @ 18:30 – TBC v TBC

Support us. Help volleyball.

For too long volleyball fans have been neglected, with no community with which to share their passion. We want to change that, by providing a platform for fans & players to unite. However, we’re a small team & we can’t do it ourselves – we need your help.

Your contributions will help us to keep the content FREE & to improve our coverage of the global game, which will help to build the profile of the next generation of players.

We will never profit from your contributions – if they exceed our operating costs on an annual basis we will donate the difference to support worthy causes in volleyball. Thank you!