Men Volleyball World Championship 1966 Qualification
First time the teams were restricted to 24.
First 12 from World Champinship Men 1962.
3 teams from each continent - Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

Draw 18.01.1966

First 8 teams were distributed following the snike system.
From World 1962.From the continents.
Group A:TCH-2YUG-8CHN-9ITA-Eur 10.Afr-1.Asi-5.
Group B:URS-1HUN-7GDR-11FRA-Eur 8.USA-Ame 2.MEX-Ame 4.
Group C:ROU-3POL-6NED-12TUR-Eur 11.Asi-3.ARG?-Ame 3.
Group D:BUL-4JPN-5BRA-10ASI-4.Afr-2.Afr-3.
European teams were selected from Europe Men 1963. France, Italy and Turkey were the best not qualified teams.
America probably from Panamerican Games America Men PG 1963.
Africa and Asia had to play qualifiyng tournaments.
Nitra 23.03: 22.03 was the final date to confirm participation.
From World 1962.From the continents.
Group A:TCH-2YUG-8CHN-9ITA-Eur 10.MOR-Afr 1.ISR-Asi-5.
Group B:URS-1HUN-7GDR-11FRA-Eur 8.USA-Ame 2.MEX-Ame 4.
Group C:ROU-3POL-6NED-12TUR-Eur 11.PRK-Asi 3.ARG?-Ame 3.
Group D:BUL-4JPN-5BRA-10MGL-Asi 4.BEL-Eur 13.FIN-Eur 14.
Only Morocco from Africa confirmed participation, Belgium and Finland replaced the other African teams.

Final Groups Composition

From World 1962.From the continents.
Group A:TCH-2YUG-8CHN-9ITA-Eur 10.FRG-Eur 15.DEN-Eur-17.
Group B:URS-1HUN-7GDR-11FRA-Eur 8.USA-Ame 2.CUB-Ame 4.
Group C:ROU-3POL-6NED-12TUR-Eur 11.MGL-Asi 3.ARG?-Ame 3.
Group D:BUL-4JPN-5BRA-10PRK-Asi 4.BEL-Eur 13.FIN-Eur 14.
Morocco and Israel were replaced by West Germany and Denmark. Cuba replaced Mexico.
North Korea and Mongolia were switched between the Groups.
Argentina and North Korea did not arrive for the Championship. There were no more European teams to replace them.
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