The twelve (12) teams will be divided into four (4) groups (A, B, C and D) of three (3) teams each. Each team will take on the two (2) opponents in its respective group in one-leg game. The top teams in each group will advance directly to the quarter-finals. The teams ranked second (2nd) and third (3rd) will play the qualification round for the quarter-finals.
QUALIFICATION FOR THE QUARTER-FINALS
After the group phase, the teams ranked second and third will compete in a qualifying round for the quarter-finals in knockout matches as follows: 2nd A x 3rd B; 2nd B x 3rd A; 2nd C x 3rd D and 2nd D x 3rd C. The winners will qualify for the Quarter-Finals.
The winners of the Quarter-Final advance to semi-finals, while the losers will play the classification games for the 5 – 8 Places. The classification game for Third-Place and the Final will be played on the last day of competition (July 27).