Women volleyball team directly to Euro 2011
The women volleyball team of Bulgaria qualified directly for the next European championship in 2011, after entering the top 8 of the current championship Euro 2009 in Poland.
This was made possible after Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) rejected the host duties of Switzerland and gave them to Serbia and Italy. According to the rules, the top 6 teams from the championship in Poland qualify directly to the next. However, Serbia and Italy qualified directly for the top 6 of Euro 2009, which gave the seventh and eighth team the chance to qualify directly as well.