Competition Format

16 teams

8 winning teams of the play-off.
8 teams classified 1st to 8th from Barcelona 2018.

Group phase: 4 groups with 4 teams each.

A draw is held using the following system:

  • 1st batch: The teams ranked 1st to 4th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 2nd batch: The teams ranked 5th to 8th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 3rd batch: 8 winning teams of the play-off.
KO Phase: qualifying matches for ¼ finals, semifinals and finals.

Day 1

1
A1 – A3
2
A2 – A4
3
B1 – B3
4
B2 – B4
5
C1 – C3
6
C2 – C4
7
D1 –D3
8
D2 – D4

Day 2

9
B4 – B3
10
B1 – B2
11
C4 – C3
12
C1 – C2
13
D4 – D3
14
D1 – D2
15
A4 – A3
16
A1 – A2

Day 3

17
C1 – C4
18
C2 – C3
19
D1 – D4
20
D2 – D3
21
A1 – A4
22
A2 – A3
23
B1 – B4
24
B2 – B3

The 4th classified teams will play each other for places 13th to 16th in cross group format.

Day 4

25
4A – 4C
26
4B – 4D
27
2A – 3C
28
3A – 2C
29
2B – 3D
30
3B – 2D

The 2nd and 3rd teams will play each other to qualify ¼ finals in cross group format.
The first team classified from each group will qualify directly for ¼ finals.

Day 5

31
L25 – L26 (15th-16th)
32
W25 – W26 (13th-14th)
33
L27 – L29
34
L28 – L30
35
1D – W27
36
1B – W28
37
1C – W29
38
1A – W30

Day 6

39
L33 – L34 (11th-12th)
40
W33 – W34 (9th-10th)
41
L35 – L37
42
L36 – L38
43
W35 – W37
44
W36 – W38

Day 7

45
L41 – L42 (7th-8th)
46
W41 – W42 (5th-6th)
47
L43 – L44 (3rd-2nd)
48
W43 – W44 (1st-2nd)