2006 FIVB World Grand Prix

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The FIVB World Grand Prix 2006 was the fourteenth edition of the annual women's volleyball tournament, which is the female equivalent of the Men's Volleyball World League.

Qualification[edit]

Asia[edit]


Europe[edit]

  • European Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan from July 26 to July 31, 2005

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Russia 5 3 2 1 281 259 1.085 8 4 2.000
2.  Poland 5 3 2 1 280 263 1.065 8 5 1.600
3.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 275 266 1.034 7 5 1.400
4.  Romania 0 3 0 3 180 228 0.789 0 9 0.000


  • 2005-07-26
Russia  2 – 3  Poland 25-23 19-25 25-17 24-26 10-15
Netherlands  3 – 0  Romania 26-24 25-21 25-21


  • 2005-07-27
Netherlands  1 – 3  Russia 27-29 25-22 19-25 22-25
Romania  0 – 3  Poland 20-25 16-25 18-25


  • 2005-07-28
Russia  3 – 0  Romania 27-25 25-17 25-18
Poland  2 – 3  Netherlands 25-20 19-25 20-25 25-21 10-15


Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Azerbaijan 5 3 2 1 306 293 1.044 8 1 1.600
2.  Germany 5 3 2 1 268 254 1.055 7 5 1.400
3.  Turkey 4 3 1 2 312 316 0.987 6 8 0.750
4.  Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 247 270 0.915 4 7 0.571


  • 2005-07-26
Germany  3 – 2  Turkey 23-25 19-25 25-19 25-20 15-10
Azerbaijan  3 – 1  Bulgaria 26-24 21-25 25-23 25-20


  • 2005-07-27
Bulgaria  3 – 1  Turkey 25-23 29-27 21-25 25-23
Azerbaijan  3 – 1  Germany 25-27 25-21 25-21 25-17


  • 2005-07-28
Germany  3 – 0  Bulgaria 25-15 25-22 25-18
Turkey  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 25-23 25-22 28-30 15-09


Semi finals[edit]

  • 2005-07-30
Russia  3 – 2  Poland 19-25 20-25 25-20 25-23 15-08
Azerbaijan  3 – 0  Germany 28-26 25-10 25-20


Third Place Match[edit]

  • 2005-07-31
Poland  3 – 1  Germany 25-27 25-13 25-21 25-19


First Place Match[edit]

  • 2005-07-31
Russia  2 – 3  Azerbaijan 25-17 16-25 17-25 25-18 15-17


    • Azerbaijan, Russia and Poland qualified; Italy received a wild card as the host nation.


North and South America[edit]


Teams[edit]


First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Brazil  3 – 0  South Korea 25-14 25-17 25-14
Cuba  0 – 3  Japan 27-29 18-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-19
Cuba  1 – 3  Brazil 19-25 27-25 20-25 21-25
South Korea  0 – 3  Japan 20-25 20-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-20
Cuba  3 – 0  South Korea 25-23 25-20 25-23
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan 25-22 25-16 25-20


Group B[edit]

Russia  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 21-25 27-25 25-23 15-07
China  3 – 0  Thailand 25-20 25-19 25-22
    • 2006-08-19
Russia  3 – 1  Thailand 25-17 25-15 26-28 25-19
China  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 21-25 25-23 22-25 25-21 15-13
    • 2006-08-20
Azerbaijan  3 – 2  Thailand 20-25 22-25 25-19 25-20 16-14
China  3 – 0  Russia 25-15 25-23 25-21


Group C[edit]

United States  2 – 3  Dominican R. 25-21 23-25 25-19 25-27 08-15
Poland  0 – 3  Italy 23-25 18-25 21-25
    • 2006-08-16
Italy  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-17 25-17 25-18
Poland  1 – 3  United States 24-26 22-25 25-18 21-25
    • 2006-08-18
Italy  3 – 1  United States 25-21 27-25 18-25 25-17
Poland  1 – 3  Dominican R. 23-25 20-25 30-28 17-25


Second round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Brazil  3 – 2  Dominican R. 25-14 22-25 20-25 25-17 15-08
China  3 – 2  United States 25-27 25-22 25-22 20-25 16-14
    • 2006-08-26
Brazil  3 – 1  United States 29-27 25-22 23-25 25-21
China  3 – 1  Dominican R. 25-22 25-20 20-25 25-22
    • 2006-08-27
United States  3 – 1  Dominican R. 25-22 22-25 26-24 25-16
China  0 – 3  Brazil 22-25 19-25 17-25


Group E[edit]

South Korea  1 – 3  Russia 15-25 18-25 25-20 20-25
Poland  0 – 3  Japan 18-25 24-26 18-25
    • 2006-08-26
Russia  3 – 2  Poland 25-16 28-30 25-16 24-26 15-06
South Korea  0 – 3  Japan 22-25 15-25 19-25
    • 2006-08-27
South Korea  3 – 2  Poland 23-25 25-10 19-25 25-22 15-09
Russia  3 – 0  Japan 25-23 25-17 25-21


Group F[edit]

Italy  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-20 22-25 23-25 15-11
Thailand  0 – 3  Cuba 23-25 21-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-26
Cuba  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 26-24 21-25 25-21 15-12
Thailand  1 – 3  Italy 25-23 20-25 23-25 20-25
    • 2006-08-27
Cuba  3 – 1  Italy 25-22 25-23 20-25 25-18
Azerbaijan  2 – 3  Thailand 21-25 25-18 25-17 23-25 10-15


Third round[edit]

Group G[edit]

Cuba  3 – 2  Poland 18-25 25-27 25-15 25-16 15-09
China  3 – 1  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-20 19-25 26-24
    • 2006-09-02
Cuba  3 – 0  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-21 28-26
China  3 – 0  Poland 25-22 25-15 25-14
    • 2006-09-03
Poland  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 25-21 25-21 19-25 22-25 15-13
China  3 – 0  Cuba 25-19 25-23 25-19


Group H[edit]

Russia  3 – 2  South Korea 21-25 25-22 25-20 21-25 15-07
Thailand  0 – 3  United States 27-29 15-25 25-27
    • 2006-09-02
South Korea  1 – 3  United States 25-12 16-25 27-29 16-25
Russia  3 – 0  Thailand 25-19 25-20 27-25
    • 2006-09-03
United States  1 – 3  Russia 22-25 25-20 11-25 23-25
Thailand  0 – 3  South Korea 27-29 18-25 22-25


Group I[edit]

Brazil  3 – 0  Italy 25-22 25-22 30-28
Dominican R.  2 – 3  Japan 16-25 25-18 16-25 25-15 14-16
    • 2006-09-02
Brazil  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-22 25-22 26-24
Italy  3 – 0  Japan 25-18 25-19 25-23
    • 2006-09-03
Dominican R.  0 – 3  Italy 13-25 19-25 16-25
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan 25-21 25-21 25-18

Final round[edit]

  • Hosts Italy and the top five ranked teams after the preliminary rounds qualified for the Final Round, held from September 6 to September 10, 2006 at the PalaCalafiore in Reggio Calabria, Italy.


Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Italy 3 2 1 1 170 143 1.189 4 3 1.333
2.  Cuba 3 2 1 1 178 191 0.932 4 4 1.000
3.  China 3 2 1 1 144 158 0.911 3 4 0.750


  • Wednesday September 6
China  3 – 1  Cuba 25-19 21-25 25-23 25-16


  • Thursday September 7
Cuba  3 – 1  Italy 26-24 19-25 25-23 25-23


  • Friday September 8
Italy  3 – 0  China 25-17 25-17 25-14


Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 4 2 2 0 173 136 1.272 6 1 6.000
2.  Russia 3 2 1 1 135 139 0.971 3 3 1.000
3.  Japan 2 2 0 2 144 177 0.814 1 6 0.167


  • Wednesday September 6
Brazil  3 – 0  Russia 25-15 25-19 25-22


  • Thursday September 7
Russia  3 – 0  Japan 25-15 25-22 29-27


  • Friday September 8
Japan  1 – 3  Brazil 25-23 22-25 16-25 17-25


Semi finals[edit]

  • Saturday September 9
Cuba  0 – 3  Brazil 20-25 15-25 18-25
Italy  2 – 3  Russia 25-21 25-23 23-25 15-25 10-15


Finals[edit]

  • Saturday September 9 — Fifth Place Match
China  3 – 0  Japan 25-20 25-13 25-18


  • Sunday September 10 — Bronze Medal Match
Italy  3 – 2  Cuba 25-17 25-15 23-25 23-25 15-11


  • Sunday September 10 — Gold Medal Match
Russia  1 – 3  Brazil 20-25 20-25 25-23 17-25


Final ranking[edit]


Individual awards[edit]


References[edit]