1998 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

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1998 World Championship
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Official website
1998 World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates 3–12 November
Teams 16
Venues (in 7 host cities)
Champions  Cuba (3rd title)
MVP Cuba Regla Torres
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The 1998 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship was the thirteenth edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Tokyo, Tokuyama, Matsumoto, Kagoshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka, Japan, from 3 to 12 November 1998.

Qualification[edit]

1998 FIVB Women's World Championship Qualification

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

1998 FIVB Women's World Championship squads

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Japan 6 3 3 0 2.273 9 0 MAX
2.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 1.439 6 3 2.000
3.  Peru 4 3 1 2 0.727 3 8 0.375
4.  Kenya 3 3 0 3 0.565 2 9 0.222
  • Tuesday, 3 November
Netherlands  3 – 0  Kenya 15-7 15-1 15-6
Japan  3 – 0  Peru 15-8 15-6 15-3
  • Wednesday, 4 November
Netherlands  3 – 0  Peru 15-3 15-6 16-14
Japan  3 – 0  Kenya 15-5 15-4 15-2
  • Thursday, 5 November
Peru  3 – 2  Kenya 15-9 13-15 6-15 15-10 15-13
Japan  3 – 0  Netherlands 15-9 15-12 15-6

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Cuba 6 3 3 0 1.663 9 1 9.000
2.  Italy 5 3 2 1 1.345 6 3 2.000
3.  Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 0.873 4 6 0.666
4.  United States 3 3 0 3 0.459 0 9 0.000
  • Tuesday, 3 November
Italy  3 – 0  Bulgaria 15-12 15-10 15-6
Cuba  3 – 0  United States 15-7 15-8 15-10
  • Wednesday, 4 November
Italy  3 – 0  United States 15-7 15-4 15-3
Cuba  3 – 1  Bulgaria 13-15 15-6 15-8 15-8
  • Thursday, 5 November
Cuba  3 – 0  Italy 15-7 15-9 15-11
Bulgaria  3 – 0  United States 15-3 15-7 15-13

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Russia 6 3 3 0 2.500 9 0 MAX
2.  Brazil 5 3 2 1 1.839 6 3 2.000
3.  Dominican R. 4 3 1 2 0.500 3 8 0.375
4.  Germany 3 3 0 3 0.607 2 9 0.222
  • Tuesday, 3 November
Dominican R.  3 – 2  Germany 1-15 15-11 15-6 7-15 17-15
Russia  3 – 0  Brazil 15-7 15-6 15-11
  • Wednesday, 4 November
Brazil  3 – 0  Dominican R. 15-1 15-4 15-4
Russia  3 – 0  Germany 15-8 15-4 15-6
  • Thursday, 5 November
Russia  3 – 0  Dominican R. 15-3 15-8 15-1
Brazil  3 – 0  Germany 15-1 15-4 15-3

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  South Korea 6 3 3 0 1.105 9 4 2.250
2.  China 5 3 2 1 1.380 8 5 1.600
3.  Croatia 4 3 1 2 1.006 7 6 1.166
4.  Thailand 3 3 0 3 0.511 0 9 0.000
  • Tuesday, 3 November
South Korea  3 – 2  Croatia 15-12 9-15 15-12 7-15 15-11
China  3 – 0  Thailand 15-9 15-2 15-5
  • Wednesday, 4 November
China  3 – 2  Croatia 9-15 15-5 15-4 12-15 15-11
South Korea  3 – 0  Thailand 15-0 15-11 15-10
  • Thursday, 5 November
Croatia  3 – 0  Thailand 15-9 15-13 15-10
South Korea  3 – 2  China 15-13 17-15 6-15 10-15 15-9

Main round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Russia 10 5 5 0 2.274 15 1 15.000
2.  Brazil 9 5 4 1 1.907 12 3 4.000
3.  Japan 8 5 3 2 1.116 10 6 1.666
4.  Netherlands 7 5 2 3 0.847 6 9 0.666
5.  Peru 6 5 1 4 0.574 3 14 0.214
6.  Dominican R. 5 5 0 5 0.492 2 15 0.133
  • Saturday, 7 November
Peru  3 – 2  Dominican R. 9-15 15-12 15-13 8-15 15-11
Brazil  3 – 0  Netherlands 15-5 15-7 15-3
Russia  3 – 1  Japan 15-17 15-7 15-5 15-8
  • Sunday, 8 November
Netherlands  3 – 0  Dominican R. 15-8 15-3 15-7
Russia  3 – 0  Peru 15-2 15-9 15-6
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan 15-10 15-4 15-7
  • Monday, 9 November
Russia  3 – 0  Netherlands 15-9 15-5 15-2
Brazil  3 – 0  Peru 15-5 15-5 15-7
Japan  3 – 0  Dominican R. 15-1 15-13 15-0

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Cuba 10 5 5 0 1.770 15 1 15.000
2.  China 8 5 3 2 1.265 11 8 1.375
3.  Italy 7 5 2 3 0.931 8 9 0.888
4.  Croatia 7 5 2 3 0.915 10 12 0.833
5.  South Korea 7 5 2 3 0.758 7 13 0.538
6.  Bulgaria 6 5 1 4 0.804 5 13 0.384
  • Saturday, 7 November
China  3 – 0  Italy 15-3 15-8 15-5
Cuba  3 – 0  South Korea 15-8 15-2 15-5
Croatia  3 – 1  Bulgaria 15-9 16-14 11-15 17-15
  • Sunday, 8 November
Cuba  3 – 0  China 15-6 15-8 15-11
Croatia  3 – 2  Italy 10-15 15-13 8-15 15-12 15-12
Bulgaria  3 – 1  South Korea 15-5 12-15 15-6 15-12
  • Monday, 9 November
Cuba  3 – 0  Croatia 15-11 16-14 15-6
China  3 – 0  Bulgaria 15-12 15-8 15-2
Italy  3 – 0  South Korea 16-14 16-14 15-8

Final round[edit]

Classification matches[edit]

  • Wednesday, 11 November
Italy  3 – 0  Netherlands 15-7 15-4 16-14
Croatia  3 – 0  Japan 15-13 15-5 15-9

Semifinals[edit]

  • Wednesday, 11 November
China  3 – 0  Russia 15-4 15-4 15-9
Cuba  3 – 1  Brazil 15-10 4-15 15-11 15-10

Finals[edit]

  • Thursday, 12 November — Seventh place match
Netherlands  3 – 1  Japan 15-12 3-15 15-10 15-8
  • Thursday, 12 November — Fifth place match
Italy  3 – 0  Croatia 15-7 15-10 15-8
  • Thursday, 12 November — Bronze medal match
Russia  3 – 1  Brazil 13-15 15-5 15-11 15-13
  • Thursday, 12 November — Gold medal match
Cuba  3 – 0  China 15-4 16-14 15-12

Final standings[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]