1978 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

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1978 Men's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Italy
Dates September 20 – October 1
Teams 24
Venues (in 6 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (5th title)

The 1978 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was the ninth edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Rome, Italy from September 20 to October 1, 1978.

Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 141 84 1.679
2  China 5 2 1 7 4 1.750 145 116 1.250
3  Belgium 4 1 2 4 8 0.500 131 156 0.840
4  Egypt 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 98 159 0.616
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Italy  3–0  Belgium 15-6 15-5 15-11     45-22
20 Sep China  3–0  Egypt 15-13 15-6 15-6     45-25
21 Sep China  3–1  Belgium 15-10 15-6 11-15 15-9   56-40
21 Sep Italy  3–0  Egypt 15-5 15-4 15-9     45-18
22 Sep Belgium  3–2  Egypt 17-15 15-1 10-15 12-15 15-9 69-55
22 Sep Italy  3–1  China 15-8 6-15 15-11 15-10   51-44

Pool B[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 148 75 1.973
2  Mexico 5 2 1 6 6 1.000 135 144 0.938
3  Venezuela 4 1 2 4 8 0.500 119 166 0.717
4  Finland 3 0 3 5 9 0.556 163 180 0.906
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Mexico  3–1  Venezuela 15-13 15-6 13-15 15-3   58-37
20 Sep Poland  3–1  Finland 15-8 15-6 13-15 15-9   58-38
21 Sep Poland  3–0  Venezuela 15-4 15-7 15-12     45-23
21 Sep Mexico  3–2  Finland 9-15 15-13 15-9 9-15 15-10 63-62
22 Sep Venezuela  3–2  Finland 15-11 7-15 7-15 15-13 15-9 59-63
22 Sep Poland  3–0  Mexico 15-3 15-7 15-4     45-14

Pool C[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 148 71 2.085
2  Brazil 5 2 1 7 4 1.750 151 125 1.208
3  France 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 106 121 0.876
4  Tunisia 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 47 135 0.348
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Brazil  3–0  Tunisia 15-10 15-2 15-8     45-20
20 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  France 15-6 15-6 15-2     45-14
21 Sep France  3–0  Tunisia 15-7 15-4 15-6     45-17
21 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  Brazil 11-15 17-15 15-8 15-9   58-47
22 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Tunisia 15-1 15-2 15-7     45-10
22 Sep Brazil  3–1  France 15-11 15-13 14-16 15-7   59-47

Pool D[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 147 83 1.771
2  Japan 5 2 1 7 4 1.750 150 110 1.364
3  Hungary 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 97 124 0.782
4  Argentina 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 58 135 0.430
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Cuba  3–0  Argentina 15-1 15-10 15-8     45-19
20 Sep Japan  3–1  Hungary 15-6 15-9 12-15 15-6   57-36
21 Sep Cuba  3–1  Japan 11-15 16-14 15-7 15-12   57-48
21 Sep Hungary  3–0  Argentina 15-6 15-6 15-10     45-22
22 Sep Japan  3–0  Argentina 15-3 15-3 15-11     45-17
22 Sep Cuba  3–0  Hungary 15-1 15-9 15-6     45-16

Pool E[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 146 78 1.872
2  East Germany 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 108 93 1.161
3  Netherlands 4 1 2 3 8 0.375 111 145 0.766
4  Canada 3 0 3 3 9 0.333 119 168 0.708
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Bulgaria  3–1  Canada 11-15 15-10 15-5 15-10   56-40
20 Sep East Germany  3–0  Netherlands 15-11 15-6 15-7     45-24
21 Sep East Germany  3–0  Canada 15-4 15-11 15-9     45-24
21 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  Netherlands 15-5 15-7 15-8     45-20
22 Sep Netherlands  3–2  Canada 9-15 13-15 15-13 15-4 15-8 67-55
22 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  East Germany 15-8 15-4 15-6     45-18

Pool F[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  South Korea 6 3 0 9 3 3.000 170 126 1.349
2  Czechoslovakia 5 2 1 8 5 1.600 166 149 1.114
3  Romania 4 1 2 6 6 1.000 152 166 0.916
4  United States 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 93 140 0.664
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
20 Sep Romania  3–0  United States 17-15 15-8 18-16     50-39
20 Sep South Korea  3–2  Czechoslovakia 15-7 8-15 15-12 12-15 15-5 65-54
21 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  United States 15-5 15-10 15-12     45-27
21 Sep South Korea  3–1  Romania 14-16 16-14 15-3 15-12   60-45
22 Sep South Korea  3–0  United States 15-8 15-11 15-8     45-27
22 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–2  Romania 15-11 15-12 14-16 8-15 15-3 67-57

Second round[edit]

Pool G[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 254 160 1.588
2  Italy 9 4 1 12 7 1.714 249 224 1.112
3  China 8 3 2 10 10 1.000 244 244 1.000
4  Brazil 7 2 3 10 11 0.909 277 261 1.061
5  Bulgaria 6 1 4 7 11 0.636 195 221 0.882
6  East Germany 5 0 5 3 15 0.200 150 259 0.579
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
24 Sep Bulgaria  3–2  China 8-15 15-10 15-8 14-16 15-10 67-59
24 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  East Germany 15-3 15-7 15-11     45-21
24 Sep Italy  3–2  Brazil 14-16 15-12 10-15 15-10 17-15 71-68
25 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  Bulgaria 15-7 15-6 7-15 15-8   52-36
25 Sep China  3–1  Brazil 15-10 15-13 15-17 15-13   60-53
25 Sep Italy  3–1  East Germany 15-8 15-7 15-17 15-5   60-37
26 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  China 15-8 15-7 9-15 15-6   54-36
26 Sep Brazil  3–2  East Germany 11-15 15-10 15-11 8-15 15-4 64-55
26 Sep Italy  3–0  Bulgaria 15-9 15-6 17-15     47-30
27 Sep China  3–0  East Germany 15-5 15-3 15-11     45-19
27 Sep Brazil  3–0  Bulgaria 15-3 15-7 15-7     45-17
27 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Italy 15-11 15-6 15-3     45-20

Pool H[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 10 5 0 15 5 3.000 283 213 1.329
2  South Korea 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 266 249 1.068
3  Poland 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 229 221 1.036
4  Czechoslovakia 7 2 3 11 9 1.222 241 227 1.062
5  Japan 7 2 3 9 10 0.900 240 222 1.081
6  Mexico 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 98 225 0.436
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
24 Sep South Korea  3–0  Mexico 15-8 15-7 15-7     45-22
24 Sep Cuba  3–2  Czechoslovakia 15-8 7-15 15-3 13-15 15-10 65-51
24 Sep Poland  3–2  Japan 13-15 15-12 5-15 15-10 15-9 63-61
25 Sep Poland  3–1  Czechoslovakia 15-9 3-15 15-10 15-10   48-44
25 Sep Japan  3–0  Mexico 15-6 15-3 15-12     45-21
25 Sep Cuba  3–2  South Korea 17-15 12-15 15-13 12-15 15-7 71-65
26 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Japan 15-9 15-6 17-15     47-30
26 Sep Cuba  3–0  Mexico 15-9 15-2 15-11     45-22
26 Sep South Korea  3–1  Poland 15-7 11-15 16-14 15-10   57-46
27 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Mexico 15-4 15-13 15-2     45-19
27 Sep Cuba  3–0  Poland 15-8 15-10 15-9     45-27
27 Sep Japan  3–1  South Korea 15-4 15-9 11-15 15-6   56-34

Final round[edit]

Classification 9-12[edit]

9th-12th place 9th place
30 September
  Bulgaria  3  
  Mexico  2  
 
01 October
      Bulgaria  1
    East Germany  3
11th place
30 September 01 October
  Japan  1   Mexico  1
  East Germany  3     Japan  3

Classification 5-8[edit]

5th-8th place 5th place
30 September
  China  1  
  Czechoslovakia  3  
 
01 October
      Czechoslovakia  3
    Brazil  2
7th place
30 September 01 October
  Poland  0   China  3
  Brazil  3     Poland  2

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals Final
30 September
  Cuba  1  
  Italy  3  
 
01 October
      Italy  0
    Soviet Union  3
3rd place
30 September 01 October
  Soviet Union  3   Cuba  3
  South Korea  0     South Korea  1

Final standing[edit]

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