1981 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup

The 1981 FIVB Women's World Cup was held from November 6 to 16, 1981 in Osaka, Japan. Eight national teams from different continents competed to win the title.

1981 Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
DatesNovember 6–16
Teams8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions China (1st title)
Tournament awards
MVPChina Sun Jinfang

TeamsEdit

Teams Continents
  Japan Host country
  China Asia
  South Korea Asia
  Soviet Union Europe
  Bulgaria Europe
  Cuba Americas
  Brazil Americas
  United States a Americas

ResultsEdit

Rank Teams Pts Matches Sets Ratio Points Ratio
Play Win Lose Win Lose For Against
1   China 14 7 7 0 21 4 5.250 364 213 1.709
2   Japan 12 7 5 2 19 7 2.714 361 246 1.467
3   Soviet Union 12 7 5 2 15 7 2.143 267 235 1.136
4   United States 12 7 5 2 17 9 1.889 335 290 1.155
5   South Korea 10 7 3 4 9 14 0.643 262 281 0.932
6   Cuba 9 7 2 5 10 16 0.625 293 322 0.910
7   Bulgaria 8 7 1 6 5 19 0.263 197 332 0.593
8   Brazil 7 7 0 7 1 21 0.048 164 324 0.506
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
6 Nov China   3–0   Brazil 15–4 15–5 15–3     45–12
6 Nov Japan   3–0   Soviet Union 15–1 15–5 15–3     45–9
6 Nov Cuba   3–1   Bulgaria 12–15 15–4 15–12 15–5   57–36
6 Nov United States   3–0   South Korea 15–8 15–12 15–6     45–26
8 Nov China   3–0   Soviet Union 15–4 16–14 15–0     46–18
8 Nov Japan   3–0   South Korea 15–8 15–11 15–7     45–26
8 Nov Cuba   3–0   Brazil 15–6 15–5 15–10     45–21
8 Nov United States   3–0   Bulgaria 15–13 15–9 15–3     45–25
10 Nov United States   3–1   Cuba 15–11 15–5 7–15 15–3   52–34
10 Nov Japan   3–0   Bulgaria 15–1 15–7 15–3     45–11
10 Nov Soviet Union   3–0   Brazil 15–8 15–5 15–5     45–18
10 Nov China   3–0   South Korea 15–12 15–9 15–5     45–26
11 Nov China   3–0   Bulgaria 15–6 15–6 15–3     45–15
11 Nov Soviet Union   3–0   South Korea 15–11 15–6 16–14     46–31
11 Nov United States   3–0   Brazil 15–4 15–12 15–10     45–26
11 Nov Japan   3–1   Cuba 15–13 14–16 15–6 15–5   59–40
13 Nov United States   3–2   Japan 15–10 11–15 15–13 12–15 15–9 68–62
13 Nov South Korea   3–0   Brazil 15–5 15–6 15–13     45–24
13 Nov Soviet Union   3–1   Bulgaria 15–11 15–11 13–15 15–5   58–42
13 Nov China   3–0   Cuba 15–4 15–13 15–9     45–26
15 Nov China   3–2   United States 15–8 13–15 15–11 14–16 15–6 72–56
15 Nov Japan   3–0   Brazil 15–3 15–10 15–13     45–26
15 Nov South Korea   3–0   Bulgaria 15–5 15–6 15–3     45–14
15 Nov Soviet Union   3–0   Cuba 15–8 16–14 15–7     46–29
16 Nov Bulgaria   3–1   Brazil 9–15 15–4 15–12 15–6   54–37
16 Nov South Korea   3–2   Cuba 11–15 7–15 15–10 15–11 15–11 63–62
16 Nov Soviet Union   3–0   United States 15–11 15–4 15–9     45–24
16 Nov China   3–2   Japan 15–8 15–7 12–15 7–15 17–15 66–60

Final standingEdit

AwardsEdit

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