2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

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2018 Women's World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates 29 September – 20 October
Teams 24
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Champions  Serbia (1st title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  China
Fourth place  Netherlands
Tournament awards
MVP Serbia Tijana Bošković
Best Setter Italy Ofelia Malinov
Best OH Italy Miriam Sylla
China Zhu Ting
Best MB China Yan Ni
Serbia Milena Rašić
Best OPP Italy Paola Egonu
Best Libero Italy Monica De Gennaro
Tournament statistics
Matches played 92
Attendance 154,115 (1,675 per match)
Best scorer Italy Paola Egonu (291 points)
Best spiker Serbia Tijana Bošković (53.87 %)
Best blocker China Yan Ni (0.89 Avg)
Best server Netherlands Lonneke Slöetjes (0.57 Avg)
Best setter Italy Ofelia Malinov (4.25 Avg)
Best digger Serbia Silvija Popović (3.23 Avg)
Best receiver Japan Mako Kobata (46.25 %)
Official website
FIVB Women's World Championship

The 2018 World Women's Volleyball Championship is the 18th staging of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The final tournament is being held in Japan from 29 September to 20 October 2018. Japan plays hosts for this event for the third time in twelve years and the fifth time overall. The final four will be held at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama.[1] The final six will take place in Nagoya.

Host selection[edit]

On 25 August 2014, FIVB announced that the tournament would be held in Japan for the third time in twelve years and the fifth time overall.[1] The tournament will take place in six cities: Hamamatsu, Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Yokohama.

Japan hosted the Women's World Championship on four previous occasions: 1967, 1998, 2006 and 2010. Moreover, Japan also hosted the Men's World Championship in 1998 and 2006. The country has also played hosts to other important volleyball competitions, including the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship and the World Grand Prix final round.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the five FIVB confederations to decide 22 of the 24 teams which would play in the final tournament, with Japan qualifying automatically as hosts and United States also qualifying automatically as the defending champions. All remaining FIVB member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process.

At first, 160 associations registered teams to compete in the qualification process, but 46 associations withdrew from the qualifying process after they registered and India were suspended and then expelled from taking part in the process as a punishment for internal problems in the India Volleyball Federation.[citation needed]

The five regional governing bodie were allocated the remaining 22 spots; CAVB (Africa) was granted two, AVC (Asia and Oceania) four, NORCECA (North America) six, CSV (South America) two, and CEV (Europe) eigth spots.[2]

Of the 24 nations qualified to play at the 2018 World Championship, 21 countries competed at the previous tournament in 2014. Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the first time. Other teams returning after absences of the last tournament(s) include Kenya and South Korea, who both missed the 2014 edition.

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances
Total First Last
 Japan AVC Host Country 25 August 2014 15 1960 2014
 United States NORCECA Defending Champions 12 October 2014 15 1956 2014
 Serbia1 CEV CEV Second Round Pool B Winners 28 May 2017 4 1978 2014
 Russia2 CEV CEV Second Round Pool A Winners 3 June 2017 16 1952 2014
 Azerbaijan CEV CEV Second Round Pool E Winners 3 June 2017 3 1994 2014
 Turkey CEV CEV Second Round Pool C Winners 4 June 2017 3 2006 2014
 Italy CEV CEV Second Round Pool D Winners 4 June 2017 10 1978 2014
 Germany3 CEV CEV Second Round Pool F Winners 4 June 2017 15 1956 2014
 Brazil CSV CSV Championship Winners 19 August 2017 15 1956 2014
 Netherlands CEV CEV Third Round Pool G Winners 26 August 2017 13 1956 2014
 Bulgaria CEV CEV Third Round Pool G Runners-up 26 August 2017 11 1952 2014
 China AVC AVC Second Round Pool A Winners 23 September 2017 13 1956 2014
 South Korea AVC AVC Second Round Pool B Winners 23 September 2017 11 1967 2010
 Thailand AVC AVC Second Round Pool B Runners-up 23 September 2017 4 1998 2014
 Kazakhstan AVC AVC Second Round Pool A Runners-up 24 September 2017 3 2006 2014
 Canada NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool B Winners 29 September 2017 8 1974 2014
 Cuba NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool B Runners-up 29 September 2017 12 1970 2014
 Cameroon CAVB CAVB Championship Winners 13 October 2017 2 2006 2014
 Kenya CAVB CAVB Championship Runners-up 13 October 2017 5 1994 2010
 Dominican Republic NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool A Winners 14 October 2017 7 1974 2014
 Mexico NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool C Winners 14 October 2017 7 1970 2014
 Puerto Rico NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool A Runners-up 14 October 2017 6 1974 2014
 Trinidad and Tobago NORCECA NORCECA Championship Pool C Runners-up 14 October 2017 0
 Argentina CSV CSV Qualifier Winners 15 October 2017 5 1960 2014
Notes
1 Competed as SFR Yugoslavia in 1978 and as Serbia and Montenegro (FR Yugoslavia) in 2006; 3rd appearance as Serbia.
2 Competed as Soviet Union from 1952 to 1990; 7th appearance as Russia.
3 Competed separately as East and West Germany from 1956 to 1990; 7th appearance as Unified Germany.

Format[edit]

First round

In the first round, the 24 teams are spread across four pools of six teams playing in a round-robin system. The top four teams from each pool advance to the second round.

Second round

In the second round, the 16 teams are allocated in two pools of eight teams (top teams from first round pools A and D in one and top teams from pools B and C in the other). Once again a round-robin system is used in each pool, teams coming from the same first round pool (therefore already played each other) only play against opponents from a different first round pool. The second round standings takes into account the points scored by each team in the first and second rounds. The top three teams of each group will access the third round.

Third round

The six teams competing in the third round are divided into two three-team pools by a draw, with the 1st place teams from the previous round securing the head position of both pools. After the matches played once again in a round-robin system, the top two in each pool qualify for the semifinals and finals while the third placed teams from each pool play a fifth place match.

Final round

The third round pool winners play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners advance to compete for the World Championship title. The losers face each other in the third place match.

Pools composition[edit]

First round[edit]

Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 7 August 2017.[3] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as heads of pool A regardless of the World Ranking. All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines following the World Ranking.[4][5] Each pool had no more than three teams from the same confederation. The draw was held in Tokyo, Japan on 7 December 2017. Rankings as of 7 August 2017 are shown in brackets, except the hosts Japan who ranked 6th.

Seeded Teams
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

 Japan (Hosts)
 Netherlands (8)

 China (1)
 Italy (7)

 United States (2)
 Russia (5)

 Serbia (3)
 Brazil (4)

Unseeded Teams
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Dominican Republic (9)
 South Korea (10)
 Argentina (11)
 Turkey (12)

 Germany (13)
 Puerto Rico (13)
 Thailand (16)
 Bulgaria (17)

 Cameroon (18)
 Canada (19)
 Kazakhstan (21)
 Azerbaijan (24)

 Cuba (25)
 Mexico (26)
 Kenya (33)
 Trinidad and Tobago (34)

Draw
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Japan  China  United States  Serbia
 Netherlands  Italy  Russia  Brazil
 Argentina  Turkey  South Korea  Dominican Republic
 Germany  Bulgaria  Thailand  Puerto Rico
 Cameroon  Canada  Azerbaijan  Kazakhstan
 Mexico  Cuba  Trinidad and Tobago  Kenya

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Third round draw took place at Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya on 11 October 2018.[6]

Pool G Pool H
 Italy (Pool F 1st)  Netherlands (Pool E 1st)
 Japan (Pool E 2nd)  China (Pool F 2nd)
 Serbia (Pool E 3rd)  United States (Pool F 3rd)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Pool A and Final round Pool B Pool C
2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship (Japan)
Yokohama Sapporo Kobe
Yokohama Arena Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center Kobe Green Arena
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 6,000
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Pool D Pool E, G, H Pool F
Hamamatsu Nagoya Osaka
Hamamatsu Arena Nippon Gaishi Hall Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
Capacity: 8,200 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 8,000
Hamamatsu Arena.jpg Nagoya City Sports Complex 01.JPG Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium.jpg

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Total number of victories (matches won, matches lost)
  2. In the event of a tie, the following first tiebreaker will apply: The teams will be ranked by the most point gained per match as follows:
    • Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser
    • Match won 3–2: 2 points for the winner, 1 point for the loser
    • Match forfeited: 3 points for the winner, 0 points (0–25, 0–25, 0–25) for the loser
  3. If teams are still tied after examining the number of victories and points gained, then the FIVB will examine the results in order to break the tie in the following order:
    • Set quotient: if two or more teams are tied on the number of points gained, they will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of the number of all set won by the number of all sets lost.
    • Points quotient: if the tie persists based on the set quotient, the teams will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of all points scored by the total of points lost during all sets.
    • If the tie persists based on the point quotient, the tie will be broken based on the team that won the match of the Round Robin Phase between the tied teams. When the tie in point quotient is between three or more teams, these teams ranked taking into consideration only the matches involving the teams in question.

First round[edit]

Qualified for the Second round

Pool A[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Netherlands 5 0 14 15 3 5.000 435 375 1.160
2  Japan 4 1 13 14 3 4.667 417 309 1.350
3  Germany 3 2 9 10 6 1.667 401 351 1.142
4  Mexico 1 4 3 4 12 0.333 312 383 0.815
5  Argentina 1 4 3 3 12 0.250 308 363 0.848
6  Cameroon 1 4 3 3 13 0.231 294 386 0.762
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 Sep 13:10 Mexico  1–3  Cameroon 25–17 23–25 16–25 21–25   85–92 P2 Report
29 Sep 15:40 Germany  1–3  Netherlands 25–22 21–25 22–25 30–32   98–104 P2 Report
29 Sep 19:20 Argentina  0–3  Japan 15–25 13–25 12–25     40–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 13:40 Cameroon  0–3  Germany 14–25 10–25 16–25     40–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 16:10 Argentina  0–3  Mexico 20–25 23–25 23–25     66–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 19:20 Japan  2–3  Netherlands 25–27 25–16 26–28 25–19 13–15 114–105 P2 Report
1 Oct 13:40 Germany  3–0  Argentina 25–21 34–32 25–18     84–71 P2 Report
1 Oct 16:10 Netherlands  3–0  Cameroon 25–16 26–24 25–18     76–58 P2 Report
1 Oct 19:20 Mexico  0–3  Japan 15–25 15–25 15–25     45–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 13:40 Argentina  0–3  Netherlands 17–25 17–25 22–25     56–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 16:10 Mexico  0–3  Germany 19–25 17–25 22–25     58–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 19:20 Japan  3–0  Cameroon 25–19 25–20 25–11     75–50 P2 Report
4 Oct 13:40 Netherlands  3–0  Mexico 25–19 25–14 25–16     75–49 P2 Report
4 Oct 16:10 Cameroon  0–3  Argentina 22–25 20–25 12–25     54–75 P2 Report
4 Oct 19:20 Germany  0–3  Japan 25–27 20–25 24–26     69–78 P2 Report

Pool B[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 5 0 15 15 1 15.000 396 290 1.366
2  China 4 1 12 13 4 3.250 407 342 1.190
3  Turkey 3 2 9 9 7 1.286 364 309 1.178
4  Bulgaria 2 3 6 7 10 0.700 361 383 0.943
5  Canada 1 4 3 4 13 0.308 332 401 0.828
6  Cuba 0 5 0 2 15 0.133 279 414 0.674
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 Sep 13:40 Bulgaria  0–3  Italy 15–25 19–25 22–25     56–75 P2 Report
29 Sep 16:10 Turkey  3–0  Canada 25–18 25–13 25–15     75–46 P2 Report
29 Sep 19:20 China  3–0  Cuba 25–12 25–23 25–14     75–49 P2 Report
30 Sep 13:40 Canada  0–3  Italy 15–25 15–25 18–25     48–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 16:10 Cuba  0–3  Bulgaria 10–25 20–25 14–25     44–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 19:20 Turkey  0–3  China 18–25 23–25 23–25     64–75 P2 Report
2 Oct 13:40 Italy  3–0  Cuba 25–11 25–18 25–20     75–49 P2 Report
2 Oct 16:10 Bulgaria  0–3  Turkey 17–25 23–25 12–25     52–75 P2 Report
2 Oct 19:20 China  3–0  Canada 25–21 25–21 25–13     75–55 P2 Report
3 Oct 13:40 Turkey  0–3  Italy 19–25 21–25 12–25     52–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 16:10 Canada  3–1  Cuba 16–25 25–13 25–18 25–20   91–76 P2 Report
3 Oct 19:20 China  3–1  Bulgaria 22–25 25–22 25–14 25–17   97–78 P2 Report
4 Oct 13:40 Bulgaria  3–1  Canada 23–25 27–25 25–21 25–21   100–92 P2 Report
4 Oct 16:10 Cuba  1–3  Turkey 15–25 14–25 25–23 7–25   61–98 P2 Report
4 Oct 19:20 Italy  3–1  China 20–25 26–24 25–16 25–20   96–85 P2 Report

Pool C[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 5 0 13 15 5 3.000 454 387 1.173
2  Russia 4 1 12 14 5 2.800 433 356 1.216
3  Thailand 3 2 10 13 10 1.300 471 467 1.009
4  Azerbaijan 2 3 6 7 10 0.700 393 383 1.026
5  South Korea 1 4 4 7 12 0.583 400 426 0.939
6  Trinidad and Tobago 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 271 403 0.672
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 Sep 13:40 Russia  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago 25–21 25–11 25–12     75–44 P2 Report
29 Sep 16:10 Azerbaijan  0–3  United States 27–29 21–25 21–25     69–79 P2 Report
29 Sep 19:20 South Korea  2–3  Thailand 25–18 22–25 19–25 25–13 11–15 102–96 P2 Report
30 Sep 13:40 United States  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago 25–11 25–12 25–11     75–34 P2 Report
30 Sep 16:10 Azerbaijan  3–1  South Korea 25–18 25–18 23–25 25–18   98–79 P2 Report
30 Sep 19:20 Thailand  2–3  Russia 25–21 25–17 13–25 21–25 9–15 93–103 P2 Report
2 Oct 13:40 Russia  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–21 25–21 25–22     75–64 P2 Report
2 Oct 16:10 Trinidad and Tobago  1–3  Thailand 17–25 17–25 25–23 11–25   70–98 P2 Report
2 Oct 19:20 United States  3–1  South Korea 19–25 25–21 25–21 25–18   94–85 P2 Report
3 Oct 13:40 Azerbaijan  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago 29–27 25–16 25–17     79–60 P2 Report
3 Oct 16:10 South Korea  0–3  Russia 23–25 20–25 15–25     58–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 19:20 United States  3–2  Thailand 25–17 25–16 23–25 21–25 15–11 109–94 P2 Report
4 Oct 13:40 Trinidad and Tobago  0–3  South Korea 24–26 16–25 23–25     63–76 P2 Report
4 Oct 16:10 Thailand  3–1  Azerbaijan 25–22 15–25 25–19 25–17   90–83 P2 Report
4 Oct 19:10 Russia  2–3  United States 25–19 20–25 24–26 25–12 11–15 105–97 P2 Report

Pool D[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 5 0 15 15 0 MAX 377 262 1.439
2  Brazil 4 1 12 12 3 4.000 360 259 1.390
3  Dominican Republic 3 2 9 9 6 1.500 341 292 1.168
4  Puerto Rico 2 3 6 6 9 0.667 318 344 0.924
5  Kenya 1 4 3 3 12 0.250 231 366 0.631
6  Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 271 375 0.723
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 Sep 13:40 Puerto Rico  0–3  Brazil 25–27 12–25 7–25     44–77 P2 Report
29 Sep 16:10 Dominican Republic  0–3  Serbia 17–25 20–25 22–25     59–75 P2 Report
29 Sep 19:20 Kazakhstan  0–3  Kenya 23–25 22–25 21–25     66–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 13:40 Brazil  3–0  Dominican Republic 25–15 25–20 25–22     75–57 P2 Report
30 Sep 16:10 Kazakhstan  0–3  Puerto Rico 21–25 15–25 22–25     58–75 P2 Report
30 Sep 19:20 Kenya  0–3  Serbia 16–25 9–25 8–25     33–75 P2 Report
1 Oct 13:40 Dominican Republic  3–0  Kazakhstan 25–22 25–15 25–19     75–56 P2 Report
1 Oct 16:10 Puerto Rico  3–0  Kenya 25–20 25–22 25–15     75–57 P2 Report
1 Oct 19:20 Serbia  3–0  Brazil 25–21 25–18 25–19     75–58 P2 Report
3 Oct 13:40 Puerto Rico  0–3  Dominican Republic 22–25 17–25 20–25     59–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 16:10 Kazakhstan  0–3  Serbia 18–25 16–25 13–25     47–75 P2 Report
3 Oct 19:20 Kenya  0–3  Brazil 13–25 10–25 16–25     39–75 P2 Report
4 Oct 13:40 Serbia  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–23 25–17 27–25     77–65 P2 Report
4 Oct 16:10 Dominican Republic  3–0  Kenya 25–5 25–7 25–15     75–27 P2 Report
4 Oct 19:20 Brazil  3–0  Kazakhstan 25–11 25–20 25–13     75–44 P2 Report

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the Third round

Pool E[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Netherlands 8 1 24 26 6 4.333 756 634 1.192
2  Japan 7 2 22 25 9 2.778 805 670 1.201
3  Serbia 7 2 21 22 6 3.667 669 532 1.258
4  Brazil 7 2 20 23 11 2.091 790 650 1.215
5  Dominican Republic 5 4 16 17 12 1.417 646 576 1.122
6  Germany 5 4 14 16 15 1.067 714 714 1.000
7  Puerto Rico 3 6 9 10 19 0.526 615 678 0.907
8  Mexico 1 8 3 6 24 0.250 569 724 0.786
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Oct 10:40 Mexico  0–3  Serbia 19–25 17–25 15–25     51–75 P2 Report
7 Oct 13:25 Germany  3–2  Brazil 14–25 19–25 32–30 25–19 17–15 107–114 P2 Report
7 Oct 16:10 Netherlands  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–16 25–15 25–20     75–51 P2 Report
7 Oct 19:20 Japan  3–2  Dominican Republic 25–17 28–26 22–25 25–27 15–11 115–106 P2 Report
8 Oct 10:40 Germany  0–3  Serbia 14–25 20–25 20–25     54–75 P2 Report
8 Oct 13:25 Mexico  1–3  Brazil 25–23 23–25 13–25 19–25   80–98 P2 Report
8 Oct 16:10 Netherlands  3–0  Dominican Republic 25–19 25–16 25–14     75–49 P2 Report
8 Oct 19:20 Japan  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–22 25–14 25–18     75–54 P2 Report
10 Oct 10:40 Mexico  0–3  Dominican Republic 13–25 18–25 15–25     46–75 P2 Report
10 Oct 13:25 Netherlands  2–3  Brazil 25–21 18–25 27–25 19–25 7–15 96–111 P2 Report
10 Oct 16:10 Germany  3–1  Puerto Rico 25–23 25–27 29–27 25–22   104–99 P2 Report
10 Oct 19:20 Japan  3–1  Serbia 15–25 25–23 25–23 25–23   90–94 P2 Report
11 Oct 10:40 Mexico  1–3  Puerto Rico 17–25 19–25 25–18 19–25   80–93 P2 Report
11 Oct 13:25 Germany  0–3  Dominican Republic 12–25 19–25 17–25     48–75 P2 Report
11 Oct 16:10 Netherlands  3–0  Serbia 25–16 25–12 25–20     75–48 P2 Report
11 Oct 19:20 Japan  2–3  Brazil 25–23 25–16 26–28 21–25 11–15 108–107 P2 Report

Pool F[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 9 0 27 27 3 9.000 738 538 1.372
2  China 8 1 24 25 5 5.000 732 605 1.210
3  United States 7 2 19 22 11 2.000 743 658 1.129
4  Russia 6 3 18 22 12 1.833 776 682 1.138
5  Turkey 5 4 15 15 15 1.000 663 633 1.047
6  Bulgaria 4 5 11 14 18 0.778 674 722 0.934
7  Thailand 3 6 11 16 22 0.727 776 826 0.939
8  Azerbaijan 2 7 6 8 22 0.364 630 706 0.892
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Oct 10:40 Turkey  0–3  Russia 15–25 17–25 16–25     48–75 P2 Report
7 Oct 13:25 Bulgaria  0–3  United States 16–25 17–25 11–25     44–75 P2 Report
7 Oct 16:10 Italy  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–12 25–19 25–10     75–41 P2 Report
7 Oct 19:20 China  3–0  Thailand 28–26 25–20 25–23     78–69 P2 Report
8 Oct 10:40 Bulgaria  1–3  Russia 21–25 20–25 25–23 19–25   85–98 P2 Report
8 Oct 13:25 Turkey  0–3  United States 21–25 17–25 18–25     56–75 P2 Report
8 Oct 16:10 China  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–17 25–16 25–17     75–50 P2 Report
8 Oct 19:20 Italy  3–0  Thailand 25–15 25–12 25–15     75–42 P2 Report
10 Oct 10:40 Turkey  3–1  Azerbaijan 26–24 25–17 22–25 25–21   98–87 P2 Report
10 Oct 13:25 Bulgaria  3–2  Thailand 25–18 22–25 18–25 25–22 19–17 109–107 P2 Report
10 Oct 16:10 Italy  3–1  Russia 22–25 25–20 25–18 25–22   97–85 P2 Report
10 Oct 19:20 China  3–0  United States 25–17 26–24 25–18     76–59 P2 Report
11 Oct 10:40 Bulgaria  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–19 25–20 25–20     75–59 P2 Report
11 Oct 13:25 Turkey  3–1  Thailand 22–25 25–20 25–22 25–20   97–87 P2 Report
11 Oct 16:10 Italy  3–1  United States 25–16 25–23 20–25 25–16   95–80 P2 Report
11 Oct 19:20 China  3–1  Russia 25–22 21–25 25–23 25–15   96–85 P2 Report

Third round[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th place match

Pool G[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 2 0 6 6 1 6.000 173 148 1.169
2  Italy 1 1 2 4 5 0.800 194 202 0.960
3  Japan 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 164 181 0.906
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Oct 19:20 Japan  0–3  Serbia 19–25 18–25 23–25     60–75 P2 Report
15 Oct 19:20 Italy  3–2  Japan 25–20 22–25 25–21 19–25 15–13 106–104 P2 Report
16 Oct 16:10 Serbia  3–1  Italy 25–21 25–19 23–25 25–23   98–88 P2 Report

Pool H[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 2 0 5 6 3 2.000 202 177 1.141
2  Netherlands 1 1 2 4 5 0.800 183 201 0.910
3  United States 0 2 2 4 6 0.667 207 214 0.967
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Oct 16:10 China  3–2  United States 25–22 19–25 20–25 25–23 15–9 104–104 P2 Report
15 Oct 16:10 Netherlands  3–2  United States 30–32 15–25 25–22 25–15 15–9 110–103 P2 Report
16 Oct 19:20 China  3–1  Netherlands 23–25 25–13 25–18 25–17   98–73 P2 Report

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
19 October
 
 
 Serbia3
 
20 October
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Serbia3
 
19 October
 
 Italy2
 
 China2
 
 
 Italy3
 
3rd place match
 
 
20 October
 
 
 Netherlands0
 
 
 China3

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
19 Oct 13:40 Serbia  3–1  Netherlands 25–22 26–28 25–19 25–23   101–92 P2 Report
19 Oct 16:10 China  2–3  Italy 18–25 25–21 16–25 31–29 15–17 105–117 P2 Report

5th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
19 Oct 19:20 Japan  1–3  United States 23–25 16–25 25–23 23–25   87–98 P2 Report

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Oct 17:20 Netherlands  0–3  China 22–25 19–25 14–25     55–75 P2 Report

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Oct 19:40 Serbia  3–2  Italy 21–25 25–14 23–25 25–19 15–12 109–95 P2 Report

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
Serbia Tijana Bošković
  • Best Setter
Italy Ofelia Malinov
  • Best Outside Spiker
Italy Miriam Sylla
China Zhu Ting
  • Best Middle Blockers
China Yan Ni
Serbia Milena Rašić
  • Best Opposite Spiker
Italy Paola Egonu
  • Best Libero
Italy Monica De Gennaro

Statistics leaders[edit]

The statistics of each group follows the vis reports P2 and P3. The statistics include 6 volleyball skills; serve, reception, set, spike, block, and dig. The table below shows the top 5 ranked players in each skill plus top scorers at the completion of the tournament.[7] Only players whose teams advanced to the second round are taken in consideration.[citation needed]

Marketing[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Local Performance[edit]

According to Japan leading news paper 朝日新聞, the two Japanese local business partner were reported to lost money on hosting the competition. TBS is expected to lose nearly 1 billion yen due to bad sales at commercial advertisements. And JVA was expected to lose 600 million yen as the drop of ticket selling.[8]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

FIVB, through several companies, sold the broadcasting rights for the 2018 World Championship[9] to the following broadcasters.

Country/Region Broadcaster
 Algeria ENTV
 Argentina TV Pública
 Azerbaijan S sport
 Bahrain ASBU
 Belarus Saran Holding
 Belgium VRT
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub
 Brazil Grupo Globo
 Bulgaria Max Sport
 China CCTV, Tencent
 Costa Rica Sky México
 Croatia Sport Klub
 Dominica Sky México
 Dominican Republic Sky México
 Egypt Nile Sport
 Europe Eurosport
 Georgia S sport
 Germany Sportdeutschland.TV
 Guatemala Sky México
 Honduras Sky México
 Hong Kong i-CABLE Sports
 Iran IRIB
 Iraq ASBU
 Israel Charlton
 Italy RAI
 Japan TBS
 Jordan S sport
 Kazakhstan Saran Holding
 South Korea SPOTV
 Kuwait Kuwait TV
 Libya Libya TV
 Macedonia Sport Klub
 Malaysia Astro
 Mexico Sky México
 Montenegro Sport Klub
 Morocco SNRT
 Netherlands Ziggo Sport
 Nicaragua Sky México
 Oman ASBU
 Panama Sky México
 Poland Polsat
 Puerto Rico WAPA-TV
 Qatar ASBU
 Russia Match TV
 Saudi Arabia Saudi TV
 Serbia Sport Klub
 Slovenia Sport Klub
 Thailand Workpoint TV
 Trinidad and Tobago Sky México
 Tunisia El Wataniya 2
 Turkey Saran Holding, S sport
 United Arab Emirates ASBU
 United States FloSports

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 Women's World Championship broadcasting deal agreed with TBS". Fivb.org. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. ^ "World Championships qualification process to be confirmed by Confederations". FIVB. 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Women (as of 7 August 2017)". FIVB. 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ "FIVB World Championship Presskit" (PDF). FIVB. 6 December 2017.
  5. ^ "FIVB – EVENT REGULATIONS – Volleyball" (PDF). FIVB. 5 May 2017. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Third round draw". FIVB. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Statistics". FIVB.org. 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ "世界バレー、TBSが億単位の赤字見込み CM収入低迷:朝日新聞デジタル". 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  9. ^ "WhereToWatch". Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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