We think Pool B is the Pool Of Death with 3 teams currently ranked inside the Top 10 while Pool D seems to be the easiest pool compare to the other 3. Defending World Champions Poland is in Pool D and is expected to advance to the next round.
The quadrennial event is co-hosted by Italy and Bulgaria and will run from September 10th until September 30th, 2018.
Check it out below:
From Volley Mob:
WR38 The Dominican Republic
Pool’s average World Rank – 16.5
WR25 The Netherlands
Pool’s average World Rank – 12.3
Pool’s average World Rank – 14.5
WR29 Puerto Rico
Pool’s average World Rank – 14.6
Per FIVB: The 24 teams will be spread across four pools of six teams playing in around-robin system with the top four teams advancing to a second round of preliminary matches featuring two pools of eight teams playing in four cities.
The top three teams from each second-round pool will qualify to the third round, where the six teams will be split into two pools, from which the top two teams from each pool will then advance to the semiﬁnals and ﬁnals with the third ranked teams in the third round pools also playing off for ﬁfth place.