1998 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship qualification

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The 1998 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship Qualification was a qualification event, played in 1997 and 1998, for the thirteenth edition of FIVB Women's World Championship, which was held in Japan from November 3 to November 12, 1998. The event was split into several groups divided by continent.

Confederation qualification processes[edit]

The distribution by confederation for the 1998 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship was:[1]

  • Asia and Oceania (AVC): 3.5 places (+ Japan qualified automatically as host nation for a total of 4.5 places)
  • Africa (CAVB): 1 place
  • Europe (CEV): 5.5 places
  • South America (CSV) 2 places
  • North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA): 3 places

Africa[edit]

6 national teams entered qualification. (Malawi later withdrew) The teams were distributed according to their position in the FIVB Senior Women's Rankings. Teams ranked 1–2 automatically qualified for the second round.

Sub Pool a Pool A

 Nigeria
 Algeria
 Malawi
 Tunisia

 Egypt
 Kenya
1st Sub Pool a
2nd Sub Pool a

Sub Pool a[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Algeria 4 2 0 6 3 2.000
2  Nigeria 3 1 1 5 4 1.250
3  Tunisia 2 0 2 2 6 0.333
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Apr Tunisia  1–3  Algeria            
11 Apr Nigeria  2–3  Algeria            
12 Apr Tunisia  1–3  Nigeria            

Pool A[edit]

  • Venue: Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dates: February 27 – March 1, 1998
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Kenya 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 150 94 1.596
2  Egypt 5 2 1 7 7 1.000 164 187 0.877
3  Algeria 4 1 2 5 8 0.625 155 169 0.917
4  Nigeria 3 0 3 4 9 0.444 149 168 0.887
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
27 Feb Nigeria  2–3  Egypt 12–15 15–5 8–15 16–14 10–15 61–64
27 Feb Algeria  0–3  Kenya 4–15 14–16 11–15     29–46
28 Feb Nigeria  2–3  Algeria 12–15 15–6 15–8 11–15 12–15 65–59
28 Feb Egypt  1–3  Kenya 6–15 8–15 16–14 12–15   42–59
01 Mar Algeria  2–3  Egypt 8–15 15–7 16–17 15–4 13–15 67–58
01 Mar Kenya  3–0  Nigeria 15–11 15–1 15–11     45–23

Asia and Oceania[edit]

9 national teams entered qualification. The teams were distributed according to their position in the FIVB Senior Women's Rankings. Teams ranked 1–7 automatically qualified for the second round.

Sub Pool b Pool B Pool C

 Kazakhstan
 Uzbekistan

 China
 Thailand
 Australia
 Indonesia

 South Korea
 Chinese Taipei
 Philippines
1st Sub Pool b

Sub Pool b[edit]

  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: June 8–15, 1997
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Kazakhstan 4 2 0 6 0 MAX
2  Uzbekistan 2 0 2 0 6 0.000
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
08 Jun Kazakhstan  3–0  Uzbekistan            
15 Jun Uzbekistan  0–3  Kazakhstan            

Pool B[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 27 5.000
2  Thailand 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 109 59 1.847
3  Indonesia 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 57 113 0.504
4  Australia 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 33 135 0.244
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
27 Jun Australia  0–3  Thailand 3–15 1–15 2–15     6–45
27 Jun China  3–0  Indonesia 15–1 15–0 15–3     45–4
28 Jun Indonesia  3–0  Australia 15–12 15–6 15–5     45–23
28 Jun China  3–0  Thailand 15–12 15–2 15–5     45–19
29 Jun Thailand  3–0  Indonesia 15–1 15–4 15–3     45–8
29 Jun Australia  0–3  China 2–15 2–15 0–15     4–45

Pool C[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  South Korea 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 42 3.214
2  Chinese Taipei 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 105 77 1.364
3  Kazakhstan 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 75 111 0.676
4  Philippines 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 50 135 0.370
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
04 Jul South Korea  3–0  Kazakhstan 15–3 15–2 15–6     45–11
04 Jul Chinese Taipei  3–0  Philippines 15–5 15–6 15–2     45–13
05 Jul South Korea  3–0  Chinese Taipei 15–12 15–2 15–1     45–15
05 Jul Kazakhstan  3–0  Philippines 15–7 15–7 15–7     45–21
06 Jul Philippines  0–3  South Korea 4–15 8–15 4–15     16–45
06 Jul Chinese Taipei  3–0  Kazakhstan 15–9 15–3 15–7     45–19

Playoff[edit]

  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: September 12–18, 1997
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Thailand 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 40 2.250
2  Chinese Taipei 2 0 2 0 6 0.000 40 90 0.444
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Sep Chinese Taipei  0–3  Thailand 4–15 8–15 4–15     16–45
18 Sep Thailand  3–0  Chinese Taipei 15–11 15–3 15–10     45–24
  • Chinese Taipei advanced to the Asia-Europe playoff but later withdrew.

Europe[edit]

23 national teams entered qualification. The teams were distributed according to their position in the FIVB Senior Women's Rankings. Teams ranked 1–17 automatically qualified for the second round.

Sub Pool c Sub Pool d Sub Pool e

 Austria
 Hungary

 Slovakia
 Yugoslavia

 Azerbaijan
 Romania

Pool D Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H

 Russia
 Czech Republic
 France
1st Sub Pool e

 Netherlands
 Poland
 Latvia
 Spain

 Croatia
 Italy
 Turkey
 Portugal

 Germany
 Belarus
 Greece
1st Sub Pool d

 Bulgaria
 Ukraine
 Belgium
1st Sub Pool c

Sub Pool c[edit]

  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: May 23 – June 14, 1997
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Hungary 4 2 0 6 0 MAX
2  Austria 2 0 2 0 6 0.000
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
23 May Austria  0–3  Hungary            
14 Jun Hungary  3–0  Austria            

Sub Pool d[edit]

  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: May 17 – June 7, 1997
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Slovakia 4 2 0 6 1 6.000 101 69 1.464
2  Yugoslavia 2 0 2 1 6 0.167 69 101 0.683
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
17 May Yugoslavia  1–3  Slovakia 12–15 15–11 13–15 11–15   51–56
07 Jun Slovakia  3–0  Yugoslavia 15–5 15–9 15–4     45–18

Sub Pool e[edit]

  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: May 3–25, 1997
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Azerbaijan 4 2 0 6 1 6.000
2  Romania 2 0 2 1 6 0.167
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
03 May Romania  1–3  Azerbaijan            
25 May Azerbaijan  3–0  Romania            

Pool D[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 38 3.553
2  Czech Republic 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 112 102 1.098
3  Azerbaijan 4 1 2 4 8 0.500 115 154 0.747
4  France 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 85 153 0.556
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Sep Czech Republic  3–1  Azerbaijan 15–4 11–15 15–6 15–9   56–34
12 Sep Russia  3–0  France 15–2 15–4 15–3     45–9
13 Sep France  2–3  Azerbaijan 15–4 5–15 16–14 9–15 8–15 53–63
13 Sep Russia  3–0  Czech Republic 15–7 15–2 15–2     45–11
14 Sep Czech Republic  3–0  France 15–3 15–7 15–13     45–23
14 Sep Azerbaijan  0–3  Russia 7–15 3–15 8–15     18–45

Pool E[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Netherlands 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 135 38 3.553
2  Latvia 5 2 1 7 5 1.400 112 102 1.098
3  Poland 4 1 2 6 6 1.000 115 154 0.747
4  Spain 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 85 153 0.556
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
19 Sep Spain  0–3  Netherlands 6–15 4–15 2–15     12–45
19 Sep Poland  2–3  Latvia 12–15 15–11 15–3 4–15 12–15 58–59
20 Sep Latvia  1–3  Netherlands 15–10 4–15 4–15 4–15   27–55
20 Sep Poland  3–0  Spain 15–3 15–12 15–8     45–23
21 Sep Spain  0–3  Latvia 4–15 12–15 11–15     27–45
14 Sep Netherlands  3–1  Poland 5–15 15–6 16–14 15–4   51–39

Pool F[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Croatia 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 60 2.250
2  Italy 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 120 88 1.364
3  Turkey 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 102 117 0.872
4  Portugal 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 43 135 0.319
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
09 Jan Turkey  0–3  Croatia 8–15 11–15 4–15     23–45
09 Jan Italy  3–0  Portugal 15–4 15–3 15–2     45–9
10 Jan Croatia  3–0  Portugal 15–3 15–3 15–10     45–16
10 Jan Italy  3–1  Turkey 9–15 15–2 15–8 15–9   54–34
11 Jan Portugal  0–3  Turkey 6–15 10–15 2–15     18–45
11 Jan Italy  0–3  Croatia 7–15 8–15 6–15     21–45

Pool G[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Germany 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 156 95 1.642
2  Greece 5 2 1 7 3 2.333 120 111 1.081
3  Belarus 4 1 2 4 7 0.571 121 141 0.858
4  Slovakia 3 0 3 1 9 0.111 87 137 0.635
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Jan Belarus  3–1  Slovakia 15–5 2–15 15–9 15–10   47–39
02 Jan Greece  1–3  Germany 15–9 2–15 6–15 7–15   30–54
03 Jan Slovakia  0–3  Germany 5–15 5–15 13–15     23–45
03 Jan Belarus  0–3  Greece 13–15 13–15 6–15     32–45
04 Jan Greece  3–0  Slovakia 15–7 15–12 15–6     45–25
04 Jan Germany  3–1  Belarus 12–15 15–6 15–11 15–10   57–42

Pool H[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 47 2.872
2  Ukraine 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 117 125 0.936
3  Hungary 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 121 121 1.000
4  Belgium 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 56 136 0.412
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Sep Ukraine  3–1  Hungary 17–15 15–13 7–15 15–11   54–54
12 Sep Belgium  0–3  Bulgaria 4–15 3–15 1–15     8–45
13 Sep Hungary  0–3  Bulgaria 8–15 8–15 5–15     21–45
13 Sep Ukraine  3–0  Belgium 15–10 15–10 15–6     45–26
14 Sep Belgium  0–3  Hungary 4–15 4–15 14–16     22–46
14 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  Ukraine 15–8 15–8 15–2     45–18

Playoff[edit]

  • Two runner-up teams having best rank in FIVB World Ranking advance to CEV playoff.
  • Venue: Home and Away
  • Dates: January 25 – February 1, 1998
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 4 2 0 6 1 6.000 102 54 1.889
2  Czech Republic 2 0 2 1 6 0.167 54 102 0.529
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
25 Jan Italy  3–0  Czech Republic 15–3 15–13 15–3     45–19
01 Feb Czech Republic  1–3  Italy 6–15 15–12 7–15 7–15   35–57
  • Italy advanced to the Asia-Europe playoff but Chinese Taipei withdrew and Italy qualified directly to the World Championship.

North, Central America and Caribbean[edit]

7 national teams entered qualification.

Pool I Pool J

 Cuba
 Canada
 Dominican Republic

 United States
 Mexico
 Puerto Rico
 Barbados

Pool I[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 4 2 0 6 1 6.000 102 53 1.925
2  Dominican Republic 3 1 1 4 4 1.000 88 95 0.926
3  Canada 2 0 2 1 6 0.167 58 100 0.580
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
07 Nov Cuba  3–1  Dominican Republic 12–15 15–8 15–2 15–8   57–33
08 Nov Cuba  3–0  Canada 15–3 15–8 15–9     45–20
09 Nov Dominican Republic  3–1  Canada 15–13 15–2 10–15 15–8   55–38

Pool J[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 33 4.091
2  Puerto Rico 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 108 82 1.317
3  Mexico 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 73 97 0.753
4  Barbados 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 31 135 0.230
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
29 Jan Puerto Rico  3–0  Barbados 15–3 15–13 15–2     45–18
29 Jan United States  3–0  Mexico 15–3 15–2 15–4     45–9
30 Jan Barbados  0–3  Mexico 3–15 3–15 1–15     7–45
30 Jan Puerto Rico  0–3  United States 6–15 8–15 4–15     18–45
31 Jan Mexico  0–3  Puerto Rico 3–15 12–15 4–15     19–45
31 Jan United States  3–0  Barbados 15–0 15–4 15–2     45–6

Final[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
01 Feb United States  3–0  Puerto Rico 15–4 15–13 15–7     45–24

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team
1  United States
2  Puerto Rico
3  Mexico
4  Barbados

Playoff[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Dominican Republic 4 2 0 6 1 6.000 101 62 1.629
2  Puerto Rico 2 0 2 1 6 0.167 62 101 0.614
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Mar Puerto Rico  0–3  Dominican Republic 12–15 8–15 8–15     28–45
14 Mar Dominican Republic  3–1  Puerto Rico 15–3 11–15 15–8 15–8   56–34

South America[edit]

4 national teams entered qualification.

Pool K

 Brazil
 Peru
 Argentina
 Venezuela

Pool K[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 12 6 0 18 3 6.000 271 88 3.080
2  Peru 10 4 2 0 18 0.000 235 212 1.108
3  Argentina 8 2 4 14 9 1.556 207 245 0.845
4  Venezuela 6 0 6 9 11 0.818 102 270 0.378
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
23 Oct Brazil  3–0  Peru 15–7 15–9 15–3     45–19
23 Oct Argentina  3–0  Venezuela 15–10 15–8 15–13     45–31
24 Oct Brazil  3–0  Venezuela 15–1 15–2 15–2     45–5
24 Oct Argentina  0–3  Peru 7–15 8–15 14–16     29–46
25 Oct Peru  3–0  Venezuela 15–9 15–5 15–5     45–19
25 Oct Argentina  0–3  Brazil 6–15 2–15 8–15     16–45
31 Oct Argentina  0–3  Brazil 2–15 6–15 8–15     16–45
31 Oct Venezuela  0–3  Peru 7–15 3–15 7–15     17–45
01 Nov Brazil  3–0  Peru 15–2 15–4 16–14     46–20
01 Nov Argentina  3–0  Venezuela 15–2 15–6 15–10     45–18
02 Nov Venezuela  0–3  Brazil 4–15 5–15 3–15     12–45
02 Nov Peru  3–2  Argentina 10–15 15–10 5–15 15–4 15–12 60–56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 World Championships". volleyball.org. 2 February 1998. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

External links[edit]