2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup

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2015 Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates22 August – 6 September
Teams12
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Champions China (4th title)
Tournament awards
MVPChina Zhu Ting
Official website
2015 World Cup

The 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup was played from August 22 to September 6 in Japan. The tournament was a qualification process for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The top two ranked teams, China and Serbia, qualified for the Olympics,[1] and joined Brazil as they had already secured a berth as the host country. China secured the country's fourth title with 10 victories and only 1 loss. Zhu Ting was elected the Most Valuable Player.

Information[edit]

The FIVB Volleyball World Cup began with signing a contract between Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Japan Volleyball Association (JVA) for hosting the tournament on 31 January 2013. In this event, Fuji TV had the right to broadcast the tournament. Moreover, the FIVB released the qualification process of the tournament:[1]

  1. Host country
  2. 2014 World champions
  3. 2 teams per Continental confederation considered by World ranking, Continental ranking, or Continental championship

But, on 10 March 2015, the FIVB announced a change of the continental events following each continental confederation's agreement.[2]

  1. AVC used the World ranking as of 1 January 2015.
  2. CAVB used the African Championship.
  3. CEV used the European ranking as of 1 January 2015.
  4. CSV held a qualification tournament.
  5. NORCECA used the 2015 NORCECA Champion Cup (Final Four).

Changes[edit]

  1. Olympics places
    Only the winners and runners-up of the competition could secure the berths in the 2016 Olympic Games. It was different from last edition which three medalists teams joined the Olympics.
  2. Qualification format
    The 2015 World Cup changed the format of the competition following the information above. There were not 2 wild card teams like 2011 edition. One of these spots belonged to the World champions, the other one belonged to the 2nd place of a continental event (2011 edition gave tickets to 4 of 5 continents, but 2015 edition gave tickets to all 5 continents).
  3. Competition format
    Competition rounds decreased from 4 in 2011 to 3. Combining rounds 1 (3 days) and 2 (2 days) in 2011 to 1 round of 5 days. The hosts also reduced the venues from 8 to 6.
  4. Pool ranking criteria
    In 2011 edition, match points was the first criterion, but 2015 changed it to number of matches won. All criteria are shown in section Pool standing procedure.[3]
  5. Net touch
    In this edition, players can not touch the whole net and antennas, not just the white band like in 2011 edition.[4]
  6. Roster
    All 14 players (maximum 12 regular players and maximum 2 liberos) can play in every match and be named in score sheets.
  7. Individual awards
    Individual awards were given to players by positions, unlike previous editions when awards were given to players by volleyball skills.
  8. Attribution of points
    FIVB approved the proposal that in case the team hosting the Olympic Games participated in a previous World Cup then they would keep the World Ranking points gained at the previous World Cup.[3]
  9. Referee
    It was the first time in the competition when there was a challenge referee. In each match, there was a referee who controlled the challenge system.

Qualification[edit]

12 teams participated in the World Cup.[2] Only teams who had not yet qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games could compete in the tournament.

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 31 January 2013 Switzerland Lausanne 1  Japan
2014 World Championship 23 Sep–12 Oct 2014 Italy Italy 1  United States
World Ranking for Asian Team 13 October 2014 Thailand Bangkok 2  China
 South Korea
European Ranking[5] 15 October 2014 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2  Russia
 Serbia
South American Qualifier 3–7 June 2015 Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia 2  Argentina
 Peru
2015 NORCECA Champions Cup 5–7 June 2015 Cuba Havana 2  Dominican Republic
 Cuba
2015 African Championship 12–20 June 2015 Kenya Nairobi 2  Kenya
 Algeria
Total 12

Format[edit]

Squads[edit]

Maximum of 12 regular players and maximum of 2 liberos can be selected to play in the tournament. The rosters of 14 players of each team can be seen in the article below.

Venues[edit]

Site First Round Second Round Third Round
A Tokyo Sendai Nagoya
Yoyogi National Gymnasium Sendai Gymnasium Nippon Gaishi Hall
Capacity: 13,291 Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 10,000
Yoyogi-National-First-Gymnasium-04.jpg 2006-08-19 1442.jpg Nagoya City Sports Complex 01.JPG
B Matsumoto Okayama Komaki
Matsumoto City Gymnasium Momotaro Arena Park Arena Komaki
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 5,000
Matsumoto City Gymnasium.JPG Momotaro arena, April, 2008.JPG Park Arena Komaki.JPG

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Results[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 10 1 30 30 7 4.286 900 658 1.368
2  Serbia 10 1 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3  United States 9 2 28 29 7 4.143 839 617 1.360
4  Russia 9 2 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5  Japan 7 4 22 27 14 1.929 922 779 1.184
6  South Korea 5 6 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.037
7  Dominican Republic 5 6 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8  Argentina 4 7 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9  Cuba 4 7 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.845
10  Kenya 2 9 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11  Peru 1 10 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12  Algeria 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

First round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Aug 12:10 Dominican Republic  0–3  Russia 15–25 18–25 18–25     51–75 P2 P3
22 Aug 14:40 Cuba  3–1  Kenya 27–25 25–23 12–25 25–22   89–95 P2 P3
22 Aug 19:20 Argentina  0–3  Japan 16–25 19–25 12–25     47–75 P2 P3
23 Aug 12:10 Kenya  0–3  Dominican Republic 26–28 24–26 17–25     67–79 P2 P3
23 Aug 15:10 Argentina  3–0  Cuba 25–15 25–21 25–23     75–59 P2 P3
23 Aug 19:20 Japan  2–3  Russia 25–12 18–25 21–25 25–23 13–15 102–100 P2 P3
24 Aug 12:10 Dominican Republic  3–1  Argentina 25–21 25–22 19–25 25–15   94–83 P2 P3
24 Aug 15:10 Russia  3–0  Kenya 25–16 25–21 25–21     75–58 P2 P3
24 Aug 19:20 Cuba  0–3  Japan 15–25 12–25 16–25     43–75 P2 P3
26 Aug 12:10 Argentina  0–3  Russia 10–25 10–25 16–25     36–75 P2 P3
26 Aug 15:10 Cuba  1–3  Dominican Republic 22–25 22–25 25–18 23–25   92–93 P2 P3
26 Aug 19:20 Japan  3–0  Kenya 25–15 25–20 25–12     75–47 P2 P3
27 Aug 12:10 Russia  3–0  Cuba 25–19 25–13 25–18     75–50 P2 P3
27 Aug 15:10 Kenya  0–3  Argentina 12–25 17–25 20–25     49–75 P2 P3
27 Aug 19:20 Dominican Republic  2–3  Japan 18–25 25–20 32–30 15–25 13–15 103–115 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Aug 12:10 United States  3–0  South Korea 25–15 25–22 25–15     75–52 P2 P3
22 Aug 15:10 Serbia  1–3  China 25–19 23–25 15–25 19–25   82–94 P2 P3
22 Aug 18:40 Peru  3–0  Algeria 25–16 25–13 25–16     75–45 P2 P3
23 Aug 12:10 South Korea  3–0  Peru 25–19 25–18 25–18     75–55 P2 P3
23 Aug 15:10 China  3–0  Algeria 25–5 25–11 25–8     75–24 P2 P3
23 Aug 18:40 Serbia  3–2  United States 25–20 22–25 18–25 25–19 15–6 105–95 P2 P3
24 Aug 12:10 Algeria  0–3  South Korea 8–25 9–25 19–25     36–75 P2 P3
24 Aug 15:10 Peru  0–3  Serbia 10–25 17–25 10–25     37–75 P2 P3
24 Aug 18:40 United States  3–0  China 25–23 25–17 25–23     75–63 P2 P3
26 Aug 12:10 United States  3–0  Peru 25–17 25–15 25–12     75–44 P2 P3
26 Aug 15:10 Serbia  3–0  Algeria 25–7 25–11 25–3     75–21 P2 P3
26 Aug 18:40 China  3–1  South Korea 23–25 25–15 25–20 25–23   98–83 P2 P3
27 Aug 12:10 Algeria  0–3  United States 7–25 2–25 5–25     14–75 P2 P3
27 Aug 15:10 Peru  0–3  China 11–25 18–25 17–25     46–75 P2 P3
27 Aug 18:40 South Korea  0–3  Serbia 16–25 19–25 16–25     51–75 P2 P3

Second round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Aug 12:10 Dominican Republic  0–3  Serbia 18–25 22–25 22–25     62–75 P2 P3
30 Aug 15:10 Russia  3–0  South Korea 25–20 26–24 25–22     76–66 P2 P3
30 Aug 19:20 Japan  3–0  Peru 25–19 25–21 25–15     75–55 P2 P3
31 Aug 12:10 Dominican Republic  3–1  Peru 25–18 25–19 22–25 25–17   97–79 P2 P3
31 Aug 15:10 Russia  2–3  Serbia 25–22 25–22 14–25 23–25 12–15 99–109 P2 P3
31 Aug 19:20 Japan  3–0  South Korea 25–17 26–24 25–17     76–58 P2 P3
1 Sep 12:10 Russia  3–0  Peru 25–14 25–10 25–20     75–44 P2 P3
1 Sep 15:10 Dominican Republic  1–3  South Korea 25–18 17–25 23–25 18–25   83–93 P2 P3
1 Sep 19:20 Japan  2–3  Serbia 26–24 17–25 14–25 25–21 9–15 91–110 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Aug 12:10 Argentina  3–0  Algeria 25–11 25–8 25–11     75–30 P2 P3
30 Aug 15:10 Kenya  0–3  United States 15–25 16–25 13–25     44–75 P2 P3
30 Aug 18:40 Cuba  0–3  China 19–25 10–25 14–25     43–75 P2 P3
31 Aug 12:10 Cuba  3–0  Algeria 25–17 25–16 25–14     75–47 P2 P3
31 Aug 15:10 Argentina  0–3  United States 16–25 19–25 14–25     49–75 P2 P3
31 Aug 18:40 Kenya  0–3  China 7–25 15–25 14–25     36–75 P2 P3
1 Sep 12:10 Kenya  3–0  Algeria 25–14 25–11 25–11     75–36 P2 P3
1 Sep 15:10 Argentina  0–3  China 14–25 15–25 20–25     49–75 P2 P3
1 Sep 18:40 Cuba  0–3  United States 15–25 11–25 15–25     41–75 P2 P3

Third round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Sep 12:10 Dominican Republic  0–3  China 16–25 17–25 19–25     52–75 P2 P3
4 Sep 15:10 Russia  3–0  United States 25–17 31–29 25–23     81–69 P2 P3
4 Sep 19:20 Japan  3–0  Algeria 25–8 25–10 25–6     75–24 P2 P3
5 Sep 12:10 Dominican Republic  3–0  Algeria 25–11 25–12 25–7     75–30 P2 P3
5 Sep 15:10 Russia  1–3  China 23–25 15–25 25–23 20–25   83–98 P2 P3
5 Sep 19:20 Japan  1–3  United States 25–20 23–25 20–25 10–25   78–95 P2 P3
6 Sep 12:10 Russia  3–0  Algeria 25–5 25–6 25–8     75–19 P2 P3
6 Sep 15:10 Dominican Republic  0–3  United States 10–25 19–25 17–25     46–75 P2 P3
6 Sep 19:20 Japan  1–3  China 17–25 25–22 21–25 22–25   85–97 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Sep 12:10 Argentina  3–2  Peru 16–25 25–20 21–25 25–22 15–12 102–104 P2 P3
4 Sep 15:10 Cuba  0–3  Serbia 22–25 19–25 15–25     56–75 P2 P3
4 Sep 18:40 Kenya  0–3  South Korea 16–25 16–25 19–25     51–75 P2 P3
5 Sep 12:10 Cuba  3–1  Peru 13–25 25–16 25–18 25–19   88–78 P2 P3
5 Sep 15:10 Kenya  0–3  Serbia 11–25 14–25 19–25     44–75 P2 P3
5 Sep 18:40 Argentina  0–3  South Korea 21–25 17–25 20–25     58–75 P2 P3
6 Sep 11:10 Kenya  3–2  Peru 23–25 29–27 25–27 25–23 15–13 117–115 P2 P3
6 Sep 14:10 Argentina  2–3  Serbia 16–25 19–25 25–20 25–23 4–15 89–108 P2 P3
6 Sep 17:10 Cuba  3–2  South Korea 25–22 18–25 16–25 30–28 15–13 104–113 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

Statistics leaders[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIVB signs World Cup deal with Japan for 2015 and 2019". FIVB. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "World Cup 2015 qualification process confirmed". FIVB. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Change in 2015 World Cup". FIVB. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  4. ^ "New net touch rule approved". FIVB. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  5. ^ "European Ranking". CEV. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Drawing of lots". FIVB. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

External links[edit]