China and the Philippines will host the 2024 Volleyball Challenger Cup.
Yeray Vergara
May 9, 2024
The cities of Linyi and Manila are already preparing to host the men’s and women’s editions of the Volleyball Challenger Cup, which will take place from July 4th to 7th.

The men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup will be held in Linyi, marking a new destination in the international volleyball circuit. Host country China will be joined by Mexico, the champion of the NORCECA International League Final Four 2023, as well as Egypt and Chile, who qualified through the FIVB World Ranking.

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, will host the women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup. The Filipino team will be joined by Puerto Rico, the champion of the NORCEGA International League Final Four 2023, as well as Kenya and Argentina, who qualified through the FIVB World Ranking.

The remaining teams to compete in both Linyi and Manila will be announced on June 17th. The Asian teams will be determined in the AVC Challenger, while the European teams will be represented by the champion and runner-up of the CEV Golden League, with the highest-ranked team not yet qualified being assigned a spot.

The conclusion of the Volleyball Challenger Cup will pave the way for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), which has been revamped for 2025, simplifying the tournament, increasing its commercial appeal, and enhancing the athletes’ experience. There will be a total of 18 teams in both categories, so there will be no relegations this season. Additionally, the champions of the 2024 Volleyball Challenger Cup and the teams from the FIVB Men’s and Women’s World Rankings will be added to the VNL 2025 season.

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