1974 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

The 1974 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship was the seventh edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Mexico from 13 to 27 October 1974.[1]

1974 Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Mexico
Dates13 – 27 October
Teams23
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Officially opened byLuis Echeverría
Champions Japan (3rd title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place South Korea
Fourth place East Germany

Participating teamsEdit

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in three different stages (first, second and final rounds). In the First round, the 23 participants were divided in six groups (A to F, five groups of four teams and one group of three teams). A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position, all teams progressed to the next round.

In the Second round, six new groups were created, three groups of four teams playing for 1st-12th (G, H and I) and three groups (two of four teams and one of three teams) playing for 13th-23rd (L, M and N), teams were allocated to a group according to their First round group position (best two teams of each group going to 1st-12th groups and the remaining teams to 13th-23rd groups). A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position, all teams progressed to the next round.

In the Final round, four groups were created (1st-6th, 7th-12th, 13th-18th and 19th-23rd), teams were allocated to a group according to their Second round group position (groups G, H, and I best two teams to 1st-6th and bottom two teams to 7st-12th, while groups L, M and N best two teams to 13th-18th and bottom teams to 19th-23rd). A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the final standings.[1]

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E Pool F
  Bahamas   Dominican Republic   China   Cuba   Brazil   Bulgaria
  France   East Germany   Japan   Peru   Hungary   Canada
  Mexico   Netherlands   Poland   Puerto Rico   Philippines   Czechoslovakia
  United States   Soviet Union   West Germany   Romania   South Korea

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

The tournament was played at venues in six cities.[1]

Pool D, I Pool A, G, Final round Pool C, H, Final round
Tijuana, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
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Pool F, N Pool B, L, Final round Pool E, M, Final round
Toluca, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Puebla, Mexico
Capacity: Capacity: Capacity:

First roundEdit

(A) Advanced to Second round 1st-12th pools
(a) Advanced to Second round 13th-23rd pools

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Mexico (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 53 2.547
2   United States (A) 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 127 126 1.008
3   France (a) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 114 120 0.950
4   Bahamas (a) 3 0 3 1 9 0.111 70 147 0.476
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Mexico   3–0   Bahamas 15–6 15–4 15–5     45–15
13 Oct United States   3–1   France 15–10 17–15 7–15 15–7   54–47
14 Oct Mexico   3–0   France 15–5 15–8 15–9     45–22
14 Oct United States   3–1   Bahamas 15–5 15–0 11–15 16–14   57–34
15 Oct Mexico   3–0   United States 15–5 15–7 15–4     45–16
15 Oct France   3–0   Bahamas 15–6 15–8 15–7     45–21

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (A) 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 151 58 2.603
2   East Germany (A) 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 127 122 1.041
3   Dominican Republic (a) 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 74 112 0.661
4   Netherlands (a) 3 0 3 3 9 0.333 109 169 0.645
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct East Germany   3–2   Netherlands 16–6 9–15 8–15 15–11 15–11 63–58
13 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–5 15–4 15–1     45–10
14 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   Netherlands 15–4 15–2 16–18 15–5   61–29
14 Oct East Germany   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–5 15–11 15–3     45–19
15 Oct Dominican Republic   3–0   Netherlands 15–6 15–7 15–9     45–22
15 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   East Germany 15–7 15–3 15–9     45–19

Pool CEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 18 7.500
2   Poland (A) 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 112 119 0.941
3   China (a) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 105 113 0.929
4   West Germany (a) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 33 135 0.244
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Poland   3–1   China 16–14 15–9 12–15 17–15   60–53
13 Oct Japan   3–0   West Germany 15–4 15–0 15–0     45–4
14 Oct Japan   3–0   China 15–3 15–4 15–0     45–7
14 Oct Poland   3–0   West Germany 15–1 15–12 15–8     45–21
15 Oct Japan   3–0   Poland 15–1 15–6 15–0     45–7
15 Oct China   3–0   West Germany 15–4 15–2 15–2     45–8

Pool DEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba (A) 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 34 2.647
2   Peru (A) 3 1 1 3 3 1.000 72 59 1.220
3   Puerto Rico (a) 2 0 2 0 6 0.000 21 90 0.233
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Peru   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–5 15–2 15–7     45–14
14 Oct Cuba   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–0 15–5 15–2     45–7
15 Oct Cuba   3–0   Peru 15–12 15–7 15–8     45–27

Pool EEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Romania (A) 5 2 1 8 4 2.000 169 121 1.397
2   Hungary (A) 5 2 1 8 5 1.600 172 143 1.203
3   Brazil (a) 5 2 1 7 5 1.400 150 131 1.145
4   Philippines (a) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 39 135 0.289
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Hungary   3–0   Philippines 15–4 15–2 15–2     45–8
13 Oct Romania   3–1   Brazil 15–9 11–15 15–3 15–11   56–38
14 Oct Romania   3–0   Philippines 15–3 15–6 15–5     45–14
14 Oct Brazil   3–2   Hungary 14–16 8–15 15–7 15–11 15–9 67–58
15 Oct Hungary   3–2   Romania 12–15 10–15 17–15 15–10 15–13 69–68
15 Oct Brazil   3–0   Philippines 15–5 15–2 15–10     45–17

Pool FEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   South Korea (A) 6 3 0 9 3 3.000 167 130 1.285
2   Canada (A) 5 2 1 6 6 1.000 138 158 0.873
3   Bulgaria (a) 4 1 2 7 8 0.875 187 183 1.022
4   Czechoslovakia (a) 3 0 3 4 9 0.444 160 181 0.884
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Canada   3–1   Czechoslovakia 9–15 15–10 15–12 16–14   55–51
13 Oct South Korea   3–2   Bulgaria 10–15 10–15 15–7 15–12 15–7 65–56
14 Oct South Korea   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–12 15–5 12–15 15–12   57–44
14 Oct Canada   3–2   Bulgaria 2–15 5–15 16–14 15–9 15–9 53–62
15 Oct Bulgaria   3–2   Czechoslovakia 16–14 15–17 8–15 15–13 15–6 69–65
15 Oct South Korea   3–0   Canada 15–13 15–7 15–10     45–30

Second roundEdit

(F) Qualified to 1st-6th pool
(f) Qualified to 7th–12th pool
(Q) Qualified to 13th–18th pool
(q) Qualified to 19th–23rd pool

1st–12thEdit

Pool GEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   South Korea (F) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 49 2.755
2   East Germany (F) 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 137 122 1.123
3   Mexico (f) 4 1 2 5 6 0.833 113 139 0.813
4   Peru (f) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 60 135 0.444
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Mexico   3–0   Peru 15–10 15–5 15–9     45–24
18 Oct South Korea   3–0   East Germany 15–5 15–7 15–10     45–22
19 Oct East Germany   3–2   Mexico 12–15 15–7 13–15 15–11 15–10 70–58
19 Oct South Korea   3–0   Peru 15–10 15–4 15–3     45–17
20 Oct East Germany   3–0   Peru 15–8 15–3 15–8     45–19
20 Oct South Korea   3–0   Mexico 15–5 15–2 15–3     45–10

Pool HEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan (F) 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 148 71 2.085
2   Hungary (F) 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 118 101 1.168
3   Cuba (f) 4 1 2 5 6 0.833 121 133 0.910
4   United States (f) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 53 135 0.393
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Cuba   3–0   United States 15–6 15–13 15–2     45–21
18 Oct Japan   3–0   Hungary 15–8 15–7 15–4     45–19
19 Oct Hungary   3–1   Cuba 15–8 15–10 9–15 15–4   54–37
19 Oct Japan   3–0   United States 15–0 15–4 15–9     45–13
20 Oct Hungary   3–0   United States 15–11 15–1 15–7     45–19
20 Oct Japan   3–1   Cuba 15–5 15–12 13–15 15–7   58–39

Pool IEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Romania (F) 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 155 118 1.314
2   Soviet Union (F) 5 2 1 7 5 1.400 159 127 1.252
3   Poland (f) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 120 119 1.008
4   Canada (f) 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 89 159 0.560
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Romania   3–1   Poland 15–11 15–10 9–15 15–9   54–45
18 Oct Soviet Union   3–2   Canada 11–15 15–1 13–15 15–7 15–3 69–41
19 Oct Poland   3–0   Canada 15–9 15–2 15–8     45–19
19 Oct Romania   3–1   Soviet Union 15–8 11–15 15–11 15–10   56–44
20 Oct Romania   3–0   Canada 15–9 15–11 15–9     45–29
20 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Poland 16–14 15–10 15–6     46–30

13th–23rdEdit

Pool LEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria (Q) 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 41 2.195
2   Netherlands (Q) 3 1 1 3 3 1.000 75 62 1.210
3   France (q) 2 0 2 0 6 0.000 28 90 0.311
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   France 15–8 15–3 15–0     45–11
19 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   Netherlands 15–6 15–11 15–13     45–30
20 Oct Netherlands   3–0   France 15–2 15–5 15–10     45–17

Pool MEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Czechoslovakia (Q) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 136 59 2.305
2   Brazil (Q) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 114 88 1.295
3   West Germany (q) 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 92 108 0.852
4   Dominican Republic (q) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 48 135 0.356
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Brazil   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–6 15–6 15–5     45–17
18 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   West Germany 15–5 15–13 15–4     45–22
19 Oct West Germany   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–4 15–9 15–5     45–18
19 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Brazil 15–8 15–2 16–14     46–24
20 Oct Brazil   3–0   West Germany 15–8 15–10 15–7     45–25
20 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–3 15–7 15–3     45–13

Pool NEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   China (Q) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 20 6.750
2   Philippines (Q) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 101 91 1.110
3   Bahamas (q) 4 1 2 3 8 0.375 87 155 0.561
4   Puerto Rico (q) 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 88 145 0.607
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Philippines   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–10 15–5 15–2     45–17
18 Oct China   3–0   Bahamas 15–1 15–1 15–1     45–3
19 Oct China   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–2 15–3 15–1     45–6
19 Oct Philippines   3–0   Bahamas 15–11 15–13 15–5     45–29
20 Oct China   3–0   Philippines 15–5 15–1 15–5     45–11
20 Oct Bahamas   3–2   Puerto Rico 9–15 1–15 15–9 15–13 15–13 55–65

Final roundEdit

19th–23rd poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   West Germany 8 4 0 12 2 6.000 203 117 1.735
2   France 7 3 1 10 4 2.500 181 134 1.351
3   Dominican Republic 6 2 2 7 7 1.000 162 172 0.942
4   Puerto Rico 5 1 3 4 10 0.400
5   Bahamas 4 0 4 2 12 0.167
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
22 Oct West Germany   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–9 15–6 15–10     45–25
22 Oct Dominican Republic   3–1   Bahamas 15–5 13–15 15–7 15–7   58–34
23 Oct France   3–1   Puerto Rico 15–9 15–7 12–15 15–1   57–32
23 Oct West Germany   3–0   Bahamas 15–3 15–5 15–13     45–21
24 Oct France   3–0   Bahamas 15–5 15–12 15–9     45–26
24 Oct West Germany   3–1   Dominican Republic 15–8 13–15 15–9 15–5   58–37
26 Oct France   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–3 15–7 15–11     45–21
26 Oct Puerto Rico   3–1   Bahamas  
27 Oct West Germany   3–1   France 15–5 10–15 15–1 15–13   55–34
27 Oct Dominican Republic   3–0   Puerto Rico 15–12 16–14 15–9     46–35

13th–18th poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 265 171 1.550
2   China 9 4 1 13 5 2.600 246 175 1.406
3   Brazil 8 3 2 9 8 1.125 210 197 1.066
4   Netherlands 7 2 3 6 11 0.545 180 218 0.826
5   Czechoslovakia 6 1 4 10 12 0.833 278 285 0.975
6   Philippines 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 104 238 0.437
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
22 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–4 15–5     45–18
22 Oct Brazil   3–0   Philippines 15–0 15–3 15–3     45–6
22 Oct China   3–2   Czechoslovakia 15–12 15–13 9–15 12–15 15–7 66–62
23 Oct Bulgaria   3–1   China 15–12 15–9 12–15 15–10   57–46
23 Oct Brazil   3–0   Netherlands 15–12 15–12 15–13     45–37
23 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Philippines 15–8 15–10 15–10     45–28
24 Oct Brazil   3–2   Czechoslovakia 9–15 15–12 11–15 17–15 15–7 67–64
24 Oct China   3–0   Netherlands 15–5 15–7 15–4     45–16
24 Oct Bulgaria   3–1   Philippines 13–15 15–5 15–6 15–6   58–32
26 Oct Netherlands   3–2   Czechoslovakia 10–15 7–15 15–7 17–15 15–11 64–63
26 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   Brazil 15–13 15–7 15–11     45–31
26 Oct China   3–0   Philippines 15–5 15–4 15–9     45–18
27 Oct Bulgaria   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–7 15–17 15–13 15–7   60–44
27 Oct China   3–0   Brazil 15–7 15–4 15–11     45–22
27 Oct Netherlands   3–0   Philippines 15–10 15–6 15–4     45–20

7th–12th poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba 10 5 0 15 2 7.500
2   Peru 9 4 1 12 6 2.000
3   Poland 8 3 2 11 8 1.375
4   Mexico 7 2 3 9 12 0.750
5   Canada 6 1 4 7 13 0.538
6   United States 5 0 5 2 15 0.133
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
22 Oct Mexico   3–1   United States 13–15 15–1 15–6 15–7   58–29
22 Oct Poland   3–0   Canada 15–9 15–2 15–8     45–19
22 Oct Cuba   3–0   Peru 15–10 15–7 15–10     45–27
23 Oct Poland   3–2   Mexico 15–12 13–15 14–16 15–13 15–10 72–66
23 Oct Cuba   3–1   Canada 8–15 15–12 15–8 15–7   53–42
23 Oct Peru   3–0   United States 15–4 15–5 15–6     45–15
24 Oct Peru   3–2   Poland
24 Oct Mexico   3–2   Canada 9–15 8–15 15–7 15–3 15–13 62–53
24 Oct Cuba   3–0   United States 15–13 15–4 15–1     45–18
26 Oct Cuba   3–0   Poland 16–14 15–12 15–4     46–30
26 Oct Canada   3–1   United States  
26 Oct Peru   3–0   Mexico 15–12 15–10 15–5     45–27
27 Oct Cuba   3–1   Mexico  
27 Oct Peru   3–1   Canada  
27 Oct Poland   3–0   United States 15–12 15–5 15–8     45–25

1st–6th poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 239 119 2.008
2   Soviet Union 9 4 1 12 3 4.000 209 173 1.208
3   South Korea 8 3 2 10 8 1.250 239 216 1.106
4   East Germany 7 2 3 7 9 0.778 185 183 1.011
5   Romania 6 1 4 3 12 0.250 147 200 0.735
6   Hungary 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 105 233 0.451
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
22 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   South Korea 16–14 23–21 15–13     54–48
22 Oct Romania   3–0   Hungary 15–3 15–3 15–12     45–18
22 Oct Japan   3–0   East Germany 15–2 15–8 15–10     45–20
23 Oct Japan   3–1   South Korea 15–4 15–10 14–16 15–5   59–35
23 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Hungary 15–4 15–5 15–13     45–22
23 Oct East Germany   3–0   Romania 15–9 15–2 15–12     45–23
24 Oct Japan   3–0   Romania 15–6 15–7 15–12     45–25
24 Oct South Korea   3–1   Hungary 15–5 15–7 8–15 15–5   53–32
24 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   East Germany 15–13 15–11 15–7     45–31
26 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Romania 15–10 15–8 15–9     45–27
26 Oct Japan   3–0   Hungary 15–8 15–5 15–6     45–19
26 Oct South Korea   3–1   East Germany 15–13 15–7 11–15 15–9   56–44
27 Oct Japan   3–0   Soviet Union 15–10 15–6 15–4     45–20
27 Oct South Korea   3–0   Romania 17–15 15–5 15–7     47–27
27 Oct East Germany   3–0   Hungary 15–4 15–6 15–4     45–14

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1974". FIVB. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Women Volleyball VII World Championship 1974". todor66.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

External linksEdit