2008 FIVB Volleyball World League

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2008 World League
Official website
FIVB
Tournament details
Host nation  Brazil (Final)
Dates 13 June–27 July
Teams 16
Venues 41 (in 41 host cities)
Champions  United States (1st title)
MVP United States Lloy Ball
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The 2008 FIVB Volleyball World League was the 19th edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 16 countries from 13 June to 27 July 2008. The Final Round was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

 Brazil
 France
 Serbia
 Venezuela

 Russia
 Cuba
 South Korea
 Italy

 United States
 Bulgaria
 Spain
 Finland

 Poland
 Japan
 China
 Egypt

Intercontinental round[edit]

  • The Final Round hosts Brazil, the winners of each pool and a wild card chosen by the FIVB will qualify for the Final Round. If Brazil are ranked first in Pool A, the team ranked second of Pool A will qualify for the Final Round.
Qualified for the Final round
Qualified as hosts for the Final round
Qualified as wild card for the Final round

Pool A[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 22 10 2 1119 1003 1.116 34 14 2.429
2  Serbia 19 7 5 1108 1078 1.028 29 21 1.381
3  France 18 6 6 1020 1041 0.980 21 25 0.840
4  Venezuela 13 1 11 937 1062 0.882 10 34 0.294

June 14, 2008

São Paulo Brazil  3–2  Serbia 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11
Caracas Venezuela  2–3  France 23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 11-15

June 15, 2008

São Paulo Brazil  3–2  Serbia 23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11
Caracas Venezuela  0–3  France 22-25, 19-25, 25-27

June 20, 2008

Paris France  3–2  Brazil 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13

June 21, 2008

Paris France  0–3  Brazil 29-31, 21-25, 17-25
Caracas Venezuela  3–1  Serbia 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22

June 22, 2008

Caracas Venezuela  0–3  Serbia 21-25, 21-25, 18-25

June 27, 2008

Lyon France  3–1  Serbia 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20

June 28, 2008

Lyon France  0–3  Serbia 20-25, 31-33, 19-25
Caracas Venezuela  1–3  Brazil 25-16, 22-25, 21-25, 19-25

June 29, 2008

Caracas Venezuela  1–3  Brazil 25-23, 29-31, 13-25, 20-25

July 4, 2008

Belgrade Serbia  2–3  Brazil 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25, 8-15
Toulouse France  3–1  Venezuela 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18

July 5, 2008

Toulouse France  3–1  Venezuela 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22

July 6, 2008

Novi Sad Serbia  3–2  Brazil 20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-11

July 11, 2008

Belgrade Serbia  3–0  Venezuela 25-22, 25-23, 25-16

July 12, 2008

Belo Horizonte Brazil  3–0  France 25-22, 25-17, 27-25

July 13, 2008

Belo Horizonte Brazil  3–0  France 25-17, 25-21, 25-19
Niš Serbia  3–1  Venezuela 18-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-20

July 18, 2008

Goiânia Brazil  3–0  Venezuela 25-23, 25-16, 29-27
Niš Serbia  3–2  France 23-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-8

July 19, 2008

Goiânia Brazil  3–0  Venezuela 25-19, 25-20, 25-17
Belgrade Serbia  3–1  France 25-20, 25-22, 12-25, 25-17

Pool B[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 22 10 2 1173 1110 1.057 33 17 1.941
2  Italy 20 8 4 1220 1177 1.037 30 22 1.364
3  Cuba 17 5 7 1093 1094 0.999 21 27 0.778
4  South Korea 13 1 11 1097 1202 0.913 17 35 0.486

June 13, 2008

Havana Cuba  3–2  Italy 25-22, 31-33, 25-20, 22-25, 17-15

June 14, 2008

Suwon South Korea  2–3  Russia 29-31, 25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 14-16
Havana Cuba  1–3  Italy 24-26, 27-29, 26-24, 20-25

June 15, 2008

Suwon South Korea  1–3  Russia 25-22, 19-25, 22-25, 21-25

June 20, 2008

Havana Cuba  1–3  Russia 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 21-25

June 21, 2008

Ulsan South Korea  2–3  Italy 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 17-25, 11-15
Havana Cuba  0–3  Russia 17-25, 21-25, 22-25

June 22, 2008

Ulsan South Korea  2–3  Italy 25-23, 25-22, 15-25, 19-25, 9-15

June 26, 2008

Florence Italy  3–1  Russia 27-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21

June 27, 2008

Havana Cuba  3–1  South Korea 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 25-15

June 28, 2008

Rome Italy  1–3  Russia 24-26, 25-19, 22-25, 20-25
Havana Cuba  3–0  South Korea 25-22, 25-23, 25-19

July 4, 2008

Kazan Russia  3–1  Cuba 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22
Trieste Italy  3–1  South Korea 22-25, 28-26, 25-20, 25-23

July 5, 2008

Kazan Russia  3–1  Cuba 25-17, 18-25, 25-20, 25-20
Trieste Italy  3–1  South Korea 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22

July 11, 2008

Kazan Russia  3–1  Italy 25-27, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20

July 12, 2008

Jeonju South Korea  1–3  Cuba 25-21, 23-25, 18-25, 19-25
Kazan Russia  3–2  Italy 25-20, 24-26, 27-29, 25-22, 15-12

July 13, 2008

Jeonju South Korea  2–3  Cuba 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 12-15

July 18, 2008

Khanty-Mansiysk Russia  3–1  South Korea 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24
Turin Italy  3–1  Cuba 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21

July 19, 2008

Khanty-Mansiysk Russia  2–3  South Korea 25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 23-25, 13-15

July 20, 2008

Monza Italy  3–1  Cuba 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23

Pool C[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 21 9 3 1105 982 1.125 32 15 2.133
2  Bulgaria 20 8 4 1122 1105 1.015 29 21 1.381
3  Finland 16 4 8 1057 1129 0.936 19 30 0.633
4  Spain 15 3 9 1030 1098 0.938 17 31 0.548

June 13, 2008

Espoo Finland  1–3  United States 18-25, 19-25, 25-23, 20-25

June 14, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  3–0  Spain 33-31, 25-19, 25-17
Espoo Finland  0–3  United States 20-25, 19-25, 16-25

June 15, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  3–1  Spain 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-13

June 20, 2008

Hoffman Estates United States  3–0  Bulgaria 25-23, 25-16, 25-16

June 21, 2008

Valladolid Spain  3–2  Finland 21-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-10
Hoffman Estates United States  2–3  Bulgaria 25-12, 16-25, 20-25, 25-12, 13-15

June 22, 2008

Valladolid Spain  3–1  Finland 25-18, 26-24, 21-25, 25-22

June 27, 2008

Madrid Spain  3–1  Bulgaria 25-16, 18-25, 25-21, 25-16
Green Bay United States  3–1  Finland 25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20

June 28, 2008

Green Bay United States  3–1  Finland 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18

June 29, 2008

Pinto Madrid Spain  2–3  Bulgaria 25-17, 27-29, 25-15, 23-25, 10-15

July 4, 2008

Tampere Finland  0–3  Bulgaria 26-28, 28-30, 19-25
Madrid Spain  2–3  United States 23-25, 22-25, 31-29, 25-20, 16-18

July 5, 2008

Tampere Finland  3–2  Bulgaria 22-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21, 17-15

July 6, 2008

Madrid Spain  0–3  United States 19-25, 19-25, 23-25

July 11, 2008

Bloomington United States  3–0  Spain 25-19, 25-23, 27-25

July 12, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  2–3  Finland 28-30, 25-18, 23-25, 29-27, 15-17
Bloomington United States  3–1  Spain 24-26, 25-22, 25-13, 25-18

July 13, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  3–1  Finland 26-24, 25-19, 18-25, 25-22

July 18, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  3–2  United States 25-22, 24-26, 25-16, 23-25, 15-10
Tampere Finland  3–2  Spain 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11

July 19, 2008

Varna Bulgaria  3–1  United States 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 35-33
Tampere Finland  3–0  Spain 25-17, 25-15, 25-19

Pool D[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 21 9 3 1124 1033 1.088 32 17 1.882
2  China 18 6 6 1058 1067 0.992 24 23 1.043
3  Japan 17 5 7 1108 1150 0.963 22 28 0.786
4  Egypt 16 4 8 1020 1060 0.962 18 28 0.643

June 13, 2008

Alexandria Egypt  3–2  Poland 25-19, 14-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12

June 14, 2008

Hangzhou China  2–3  Japan 31-29, 22-25, 20-25, 31-29, 9-15
Alexandria Egypt  1–3  Poland 20-25, 25-13, 17-25, 21-25

June 15, 2008

Hangzhou China  3–2  Japan 22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 15-12

June 20, 2008

Alexandria Egypt  3–1  Japan 30-32, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21

June 21, 2008

Hangzhou China  3–1  Poland 26-24, 25-21, 22-25, 25-18
Alexandria Egypt  3–1  Japan 21-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-21

June 22, 2008

Hangzhou China  2–3  Poland 26-24, 15-25, 25-22, 19-25, 12-15

June 28, 2008

Tokyo Japan  0–3  Poland 14-25, 12-25, 22-25
Hangzhou China  3–1  Egypt 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23

June 29, 2008

Tokyo Japan  3–2  Poland 29-31, 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-11
Hangzhou China  3–0  Egypt 25-21, 26-24, 25-19

July 4, 2008

Katowice Poland  3–1  China 25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23

July 5, 2008

Komaki Japan  3–2  Egypt 25-19, 25-22, 27-29, 24-26, 15-10
Katowice Poland  3–1  China 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23

July 6, 2008

Komaki Japan  3–1  Egypt 26-24, 20-25, 25-20, 25-21

July 11, 2008

Cairo Egypt  0–3  China 18-25, 21-25, 23-25
Łódź Poland  3–1  Japan 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18

July 12, 2008

Cairo Egypt  3–0  China 25-15, 25-22, 25-17
Łódź Poland  3–1  Japan 25-14, 25-23, 19-25, 25-17

July 18, 2008

Poznań Poland  3–0  Egypt 25-21, 25-21, 25-16

July 19, 2008

Osaka Japan  3–0  China 26-24, 25-20, 25-13
Bydgoszcz Poland  3–1  Egypt 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23

July 20, 2008

Osaka Japan  1–3  China 20-25, 21-25, 29-27, 23-25

Final round[edit]

Pool play[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals

Pool E[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 4 2 0 150 110 1.364 6 0 MAX
2  Russia 3 1 1 132 131 1.008 3 3 1.000
3  Japan 2 0 2 110 151 0.728 0 6 0.000
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jul 10:10 Russia  0–3  Brazil 23–25 18–25 15–25     56–75 P2 P3
24 Jul 10:07 Japan  0–3  Russia 14–25 24–26 18–25     56–76 P2 P3
25 Jul 10:07 Brazil  3–0  Japan 25–16 25–23 25–15     75–54 P2 P3

Pool F[edit]

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 4 2 0 150 114 1.316 6 0 MAX
2  United States 3 1 1 168 182 0.923 3 5 0.600
3  Poland 2 0 2 162 184 0.880 2 6 0.333
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jul 13:24 Serbia  3–0  United States 25–23 25–19 25–17     75–59 P2 P3
24 Jul 13:22 United States  3–2  Poland 25–18 23–25 27–25 18–25 16–14 109–107 P2 P3
25 Jul 13:22 Poland  0–3  Serbia 16–25 18–25 21–25     55–75 P2 P3

Final four[edit]

Semifinals Final
26 July
  Serbia  3  
  Russia  0  
 
27 July
      Serbia  1
    United States  3
3rd place match
26 July 27 July
  Brazil  0   Russia  3
  United States  3     Brazil  1

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Jul 10:07 Brazil  0–3  United States 23–25 22–25 25–27     70–77 P2 P3
26 Jul 13:22 Serbia  3–0  Russia 25–19 25–19 25–23     75–61 P2 P3

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 09:37 Russia  3–1  Brazil 25–23 25–19 23–25 25–19   98–86 P2 P3

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 12:37 Serbia  1–3  United States 24–26 25–23 23–25 22–25   94–99 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]