Competition Format

12 teams

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

Group phase: 2 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 3rd to 4th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 3rd batch: The teams ranked 5th to 6th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 4th batch: 8 winning teams of the play-off.

Day 1

1
A1 – A6
2
A3 – A4
3
A2 – A5
4
B1 – B6
5
B3 – B4
6
B2 – B5

Day 2

7
B6 – B4
8
B5 – B3
9
B1 – B2
10
A6 – A4
11
A5 – A3
12
A1 – A2

Day 3

13
A4 – A5
14
A2 – A6
15
A3 – A1
16
B4 – B5
17
B2 – B6
18
B3 – B1

Day 4

19
B6 – B5
20
B1 – B4
21
B2 – B3
22
A6 – A5
23
A1 – A4
24
A2 – A3

Day 5

25
A3 – A6
26
A4 – A2
27
A1 – A5
28
B3 – B6
29
B4 – B2
30
B1 – B5

The first 4 teams from each group will play each other to qualify for ¼ finals in a cross group format.
The 5th and 6th classified teams will play each other for places 9th to 12th in cross group format.
KO Phase: qualifying matches for ¼ finals, semifinals and finals.

Day 6

31
6A – 6B (11th-12th)
32
5A – 5B (9th-10th)
33
1A – 4B QF1
34
2A – 3B QF2
35
3A – 2B QF3
36
4A – 1B QF4

Day 7

37
L33 – L35
38
L34 – L36
39
W33 – W35
40
W34 – W36

Day 8

41
L37 – L38 (7th-8th)
42
W37 – W38 (5th-6th)
43
L39 – L40 (3rd-2nd)
44
W39 – W40 (1st-2nd)