2006 FIVB Volleyball 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]