2008 FIVB World Grand Prix

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FIVB World Grand Prix
Official website
Tournament website
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates June 20 – July 12
Teams 12
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Brazil (7th title)
MVP Brazil Marianne Steinbrecher
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The FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 is a women's volleyball tournament played by 12 countries from June 20 to July 12, 2008. The finals will be held in Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan. Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic and the United States qualified for the tournament at the 2007 Women's Pan-American Cup in Colima, Mexico. Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Poland qualified through the European Qualifying Tournament in Ankara, Turkey. China, Japan, Thailand, and Kazakhstan qualified as the best four Asian teams.

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams qualified:

Europe America Asia

 Germany
 Italy
 Poland
 Turkey

 Brazil
 Cuba
 Dominican Republic
 United States

 China
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 Thailand

Calendar[edit]

Week 1
20–22 June 2008
Group A:
Kobe, Japan
Group B:
Ningbo, China
Group C:
Alassio, Italy

 Japan
 United States
 Turkey
 Kazakhstan

 China
 Brazil
 Germany
 Thailand

 Italy
 Cuba
 Poland
 Dominican Republic

Week 2
27–29 June 2008
Group D:
Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
Group E:
Wrocław, Poland
Group F:
Hong Kong

 Brazil
 Turkey
 Kazakhstan
 Germany

 Poland
 United States
 Dominican Republic
 Thailand

 Italy
 China
 Japan
 Cuba

Week 3
4–6 July 2008
Group G:
Bangkok, Thailand
Group H:
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Group I:
Macau

 Thailand
 Cuba
 Kazakhstan
 Germany

 Italy
 United States
 Turkey
 Poland

 China
 Brazil
 Japan
 Dominican Republic

Week 4

Final Round
9–13 July 2008

Yokohama, Japan
Top five teams

 Brazil
 China
 Italy
 United States
 Cuba
and
 Japan as host

Teams[edit]

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Group A[edit]

June 20, 2008

Turkey  3 - 1  United States 28-26, 25-16, 21-25, 25-19
Japan  3 - 0  Kazakhstan 25-17, 25-13, 25-23

June 21, 2008

Kazakhstan  0 - 3  United States 16-25, 17-25, 18-25
Japan  3 - 2  Turkey 21-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-19, 15-12

June 22, 2008

Kazakhstan  0 - 3  Turkey 17-25, 24-26, 15-25
Japan  2 - 3  United States 29-27, 18-25, 25-18, 16-25, 13-15

Group B[edit]

June 20, 2008

Brazil  3 - 0  Thailand 25-22, 25-18, 25-20
China  3 - 1  Germany 19-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-21

June 21, 2008

China  3 - 0  Thailand 25-11, 25-16, 25-19
Germany  1 - 3  Brazil 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 28-30

June 22, 2008

Germany  3 - 1  Thailand 19-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22
China  3 - 2  Brazil 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13

Group C[edit]

June 20, 2008

Cuba  3 - 1  Poland 25-20, 29-31, 25-21, 26-24
Italy  3 - 1  Dominican Republic 19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-15

June 21, 2008

Dominican Republic  0 - 3  Cuba 22-25, 15-25, 19-25
Italy  3 - 1  Poland 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16

June 22, 2008

Poland  2 - 3  Dominican Republic 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 11-15
Italy  3 - 0  Cuba 25-23, 27-25, 27-25

Week 2[edit]

Group D[edit]

June 27, 2008

Brazil  3 - 0  Kazakhstan 25-10, 25-17, 25-19
Turkey  3 - 1  Germany 25-21, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18

June 28, 2008

Kazakhstan  0 - 3  Germany 17-25, 19-25, 21-25
Brazil  3 - 0  Turkey 25-23, 25-19, 25-15

June 29, 2008

Germany  0 - 3  Brazil 15-25, 25-27, 17-25
Turkey  3 - 0  Kazakhstan 25-16, 25-20, 25-17

Group E[edit]

June 27, 2008

Poland  1 - 3  Dominican Republic 23-25, 25-19, 17-25, 20-25
Thailand  1 - 3  United States 18-25, 17-25, 28-26, 13-25

June 28, 2008

Poland  2 - 3  Thailand 25-19, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 4-15
United States  3 - 0  Dominican Republic 25-13, 25-21, 25-20

June 29, 2008

Poland  0 - 3  United States 17-25, 16-25, 20-25
Dominican Republic  3 - 1  Thailand 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22

Group F[edit]

June 27, 2008

Italy  3 - 0  Japan 25-17, 25-20, 25-22
China  3 - 2  Cuba 25-18, 25-27, 21-25, 25-21, 15-13

June 28, 2008

Cuba  2 - 3  Italy 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 13-15
China  3 - 0  Japan 25-16, 29-27, 25-22

June 29, 2008

Japan  1 - 3  Cuba 25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 16-25
China  3 - 2  Italy 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 27-25, 15-8

Week 3[edit]

Group G[edit]

July 4, 2008

Thailand  2 - 3  Kazakhstan 19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 14-16
Cuba  3 - 1  Germany 23-25, 25-21, 25-8, 25-21

July 5, 2008

Germany  3 - 0  Thailand 25-18, 25-15, 25-16
Kazakhstan  1 - 3  Cuba 25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 16-25

July 6, 2008

Thailand  2 - 3  Cuba 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 9-15
Germany  3 - 0  Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-19, 25-19

Group H[edit]

July 4, 2008

United States  3 - 1  Poland 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-10
Italy  3 - 1  Turkey 25-20, 21-25, 30-28, 25-23

July 5, 2008

United States  3 - 1  Turkey 16-25, 20-25, 25-20, 17-25
Italy  3 - 2  Poland 23-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 18-16

July 6, 2008

Poland  3 - 0  Turkey 25-21, 25-22, 25-22
Italy  3 - 0  United States 25-22, 25-21, 25-16

Group I[edit]

July 4, 2008

Brazil  3 - 2  Dominican Republic 23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-9
China  3 - 0  Japan 25-16, 25-19, 25-15

July 5, 2008

Brazil  3 - 0  Japan 25-16, 25-21, 25-15
China  3 - 0  Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-22, 25-21

July 6, 2008

Dominican Republic  3 - 0  Japan 26-24, 25-13, 25-18
China  0 - 3  Brazil 21-25, 17-25, 20-25

Preliminary Ranking[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 17 9 8 1 766 639 1.199 26 6 4.333
2.  China 17 9 8 1 783 687 1.140 24 10 2.400
3.  Italy 17 9 8 1 844 751 1.124 26 10 2.600
4.  United States 16 9 7 2 771 664 1.161 22 11 2.000
5.  Cuba 15 9 6 3 856 785 1.090 22 15 1.467
6.  Turkey 13 9 4 5 743 732 1.015 16 17 0.941
7.  Germany 13 9 4 5 710 709 1.001 16 16 1.000
8.  Dominican R. 13 9 4 5 725 761 0.953 15 19 0.789
9.  Japan 11 9 2 7 641 737 0.870 9 23 0.391
10.  Poland 10 9 1 8 768 855 0.898 13 24 0.542
11.  Thailand 10 9 1 8 710 824 0.862 10 26 0.385
12.  Kazakhstan 10 9 1 8 552 725 0.761 4 26 0.154

Final round[edit]

Yokohama Arena, Yokohama
July 9, 2008

Brazil  3 - 0  United States 25-19, 25-19, 25-23
China  2 - 3  Italy 25-22, 27-29, 25-20, 20-25, 9-15
Japan  1 - 3  Cuba 25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 19-25

July 10, 2008

China  1 - 3  Cuba 21-25, 25-20, 24-26, 16-25
Italy  0 - 3  Brazil 20-25, 17-25, 23-25
Japan  2 - 3  United States 28-26, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 11-15

July 11, 2008

Brazil  3 - 1  China 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18
Cuba  3 - 2  United States 22-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-21, 15-11
Japan  3 - 0  Italy 25-23, 25-22, 26-24

July 12, 2008

Brazil  3 - 0  Cuba 25-14, 25-15, 25-20
Italy  3 - 1  United States 25-17, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19
Japan  1 - 3  China 17-25, 30-28, 15-25, 21-25

July 13, 2008

United States  3 - 2  China 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 17-15
Cuba  3 - 1  Italy 28-30, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19
Japan  0 - 3  Brazil 23-25, 23-25, 19-25

Final ranking[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 10 5 5 0 396 312 1.269 15 1 15.000
2.  Cuba 9 5 4 1 446 436 1.023 12 8 1.500
3.  Italy 7 5 2 3 431 443 0.973 7 12 0.583
4.  United States 7 5 2 3 467 491 0.951 9 13 0.692
5.  China 6 5 1 4 479 496 0.966 9 13 0.692
6.  Japan 6 5 1 4 412 454 0.910 7 12 0.583

Overall Ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]