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1998 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

The 1998 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship was the thirteenth edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Tokyo, Tokuyama, Matsumoto, Kagoshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka, Japan, from 3 to 12 November 1998.

1998 Women's World Championship
バレーボール女子世界選手権
日本 1998
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates3–12 November
Teams16
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Champions Cuba (3rd title)
Tournament awards
MVPCuba Regla Torres
Official website
1998 World Championship

Contents

QualificationEdit

Team Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Appearance
in finals
  Japan AVC Host 11th
  China AVC AVC Pool B Winner 29 June 1997 9th
  South Korea AVC AVC Pool C Winner 6 July 1997 8th
  Russia CEV CEV Pool D Winner 14 September 1997 12th1
  Bulgaria CEV CEV Pool H Winner 14 September 1997 9th
  Thailand AVC AVC Playoff Winner 18 September 1997 1st
  Netherlands CEV CEV Pool E Winner 21 September 1997 9th
  Brazil CSV CSV Pool K Winner 2 November 1997 11th
  Peru CSV CSV Pool K Runner-up 2 November 1997 10th
  Cuba NORCECA NORCECA Pool I Winner 9 November 1997 8th
  Germany CEV CEV Pool G Winner 4 January 1998 10th2
  Croatia CEV CEV Pool F Winner 11 January 1998 1st
  Italy CEV CEV Playoff Winner 1 February 1998 6th
  United States NORCECA NORCECA Pool J Winner 1 February 1998 11th
  Kenya CAVB CSV Pool A Winner 1 March 1998 2nd
  Dominican Republic NORCECA NORCECA Playoff Winner 14 March 1998 3th
1.^ Competed as Soviet Union from 1952 to 1990; 2nd appearance as Russia.
2.^ Competed as West Germany from 1956 to 1990; 2nd appearance as Germany.

Source:Official website[1]

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in three different stages (first, second and final rounds). In the First round, the 16 participants were divided in four groups of four teams each. A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position, the three best teams of each group (total of 12 teams) progressed to the next round.

In the Second round, the 12 teams were divided in two groups of six teams. A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position, matches already played between teams in the First round were counted in this round. The four best teams of each group (total of 8 teams) progressed to the next round (group winners and runners-up to 1st-4th place semifinals and group thirds and fourths to 5th-8th place semifinals).

The Final round was played in a single elimination format and consisted of two sets of semifinals and finals (one to determine 1st-4th places and the other for 5th-8th places).

For the tournament's final standings, teams which did not reach placement matches were allocated as:[2]

  • The four teams finishing 4th in each First round pool were ranked 13th.
  • The two teams finishing 6th in each Second round pool were ranked 11th.
  • The two teams finishing 5th in each Second round pool were ranked 9th.

Pools compositionEdit

The drawing of lots took place on 20 April 1998 in Tokyo, Japan.[3] Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking. FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of Pool A regardless of the World Ranking. All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines.[4] The number after the team's name reflect its FIVB World Ranking in October 1998.[5]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  Japan (6)   Cuba (1)   Russia (2)   China (3)
  Netherlands (8)   United States (7)   Brazil (5)   South Korea (4)
  Peru (12)   Italy (9)   Germany (13)   Croatia (10)
  Kenya (19)   Bulgaria (13)   Dominican Republic (15)   Thailand (22)

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

The tournament was played at seven venues in seven cities.[6]

Pool A
Tokyo, Japan
National Yoyogi Stadium
Capacity: 12,000
 
Final round Pool E Pool C
Osaka, Japan Nagoya, Japan Matsumoto, Japan
Osaka Chuo Gymnasium Nagoya Rainbow Hall Matsumoto City Gymnasium
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 9,000 Capacity: 6,000
     
Pool D Pool F Pool B
Kagoshima, Japan Fukuoka, Japan Tokuyama, Japan
Kagoshima Arena Marine Messe Fukuoka Tokuyama City Sports Center
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 9,000 Capacity: 5,000
     

First roundEdit

(A) Advanced to the Second round

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 55 2.455
2   Netherlands (A) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 118 82 1.439
3   Peru (A) 4 1 2 3 8 0.375 104 153 0.680
4   Kenya 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 87 154 0.565
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
3 Nov 14:00 Netherlands   3–0   Kenya 15–7 15–1 15–6     45–14
3 Nov 19:15 Peru   0–3   Japan 8–15 6–15 3–15     17–45
4 Nov 15:30 Netherlands   3–0   Peru 15–3 15–6 16–14     46–23
4 Nov 18:30 Kenya   0–3   Japan 5–15 4–15 2–15     11–45
5 Nov 15:30 Peru   3–2   Kenya 15–9 13–15 6–15 15–10 15–13 64–62
5 Nov 18:30 Japan   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–12 15–6     45–27

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba (A) 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 148 89 1.663
2   Italy (A) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 117 87 1.345
3   Bulgaria (A) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 110 126 0.873
4   United States 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 62 135 0.459
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
3 Nov 14:00 Bulgaria   0–3   Italy 12–15 10–15 6–15     28–45
3 Nov 18:30 Cuba   3–0   United States 15–7 15–8 15–10     45–25
4 Nov 15:00 Italy   3–0   United States 15–7 15–4 15–3     45–14
4 Nov 18:00 Bulgaria   1–3   Cuba 15–13 6–15 8–15 8–15   37–58
5 Nov 15:00 Cuba   3–0   Italy 15–7 15–9 15–11     45–27
5 Nov 18:00 United States   0–3   Bulgaria 3–15 7–15 13–15     23–45

Pool CEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 54 2.500
2   Brazil (A) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 114 62 1.839
3   Dominican Republic (A) 4 1 2 3 8 0.375 76 152 0.500
4   Germany 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 88 145 0.607
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
3 Nov 14:00 Germany   2–3   Dominican Republic 15–1 11–15 6–15 15–7 15–17 62–55
3 Nov 18:30 Russia   3–0   Brazil 15–7 15–6 15–11     45–24
4 Nov 13:30 Dominican Republic   0–3   Brazil 1–15 4–15 4–15     9–45
4 Nov 16:00 Germany   0–3   Russia 8–15 4–15 6–15     18–45
5 Nov 13:30 Russia   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–3 15–8 15–1     45–12
5 Nov 16:00 Brazil   3–0   Germany 15–1 15–4 15–3     45–8

Pool DEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   South Korea (A) 6 3 0 9 4 2.250 169 153 1.105
2   China (A) 5 2 1 8 5 1.600 178 129 1.380
3   Croatia (A) 4 1 2 7 6 1.167 160 159 1.006
4   Thailand 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 69 135 0.511
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
3 Nov 14:00 South Korea   3–2   Croatia 15–12 9–15 15–12 7–15 15–11 61–65
3 Nov 18:30 China   3–0   Thailand 15–9 15–2 15–5     45–16
4 Nov 13:00 Croatia   2–3   China 15–9 5–15 4–15 15–12 11–15 50–66
4 Nov 16:00 South Korea   3–0   Thailand 15–0 15–11 15–10     45–21
5 Nov 13:00 Croatia   3–0   Thailand 15–9 15–13 15–10     45–32
5 Nov 16:00 China   2–3   South Korea 13–15 15–17 15–6 15–10 9–15 67–63

Second roundEdit

(Q) Advanced to 1st–4th semifinals
(q) Advanced to 5th–8th semifinals
  • All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).[6]
  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the First round are taken into account for the Second round.

Pool EEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia (Q) 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 241 106 2.274
2   Brazil (Q) 9 4 1 12 3 4.000 204 107 1.907
3   Japan (q) 8 3 2 10 6 1.667 193 164 1.177
4   Netherlands (q) 7 2 3 6 9 0.667 149 176 0.847
5   Peru 6 1 4 3 14 0.214 136 247 0.551
6   Dominican Republic 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 119 242 0.492
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
7 Nov 12:30 Dominican Republic   2–3   Peru 15–9 12–15 13–15 15–8 11–15 66–62
7 Nov 15:00 Brazil   3–0   Netherlands 15–5 15–7 15–3     45–15
7 Nov 18:00 Japan   1–3   Russia 17–16 7–15 5–15 8–15   37–60
8 Nov 12:30 Netherlands   3–0   Dominican Republic 15–8 15–3 15–7     45–18
8 Nov 15:00 Russia   3–0   Peru 15–2 15–9 15–6     45–17
8 Nov 18:00 Brazil   3–0   Japan 15–10 15–4 15–7     45–21
9 Nov 13:00 Netherlands   0–3   Russia 9–15 5–15 2–15     16–45
9 Nov 15:30 Brazil   3–0   Peru 15–5 15–5 15–7     45–17
9 Nov 18:30 Dominican Republic   0–3   Japan 1–15 13–15 0–15     14–45

Pool FEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba (Q) 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 239 135 1.770
2   China (Q) 8 3 2 11 8 1.375 248 196 1.265
3   Italy (q) 7 2 3 8 9 0.889 202 217 0.931
4   Croatia (q) 7 2 3 10 12 0.833 268 293 0.915
5   South Korea 7 2 3 7 13 0.538 213 281 0.758
6   Bulgaria 6 1 4 5 13 0.385 197 245 0.804
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
7 Nov 12:30 China   3–0   Italy 15–3 15–8 15–5     45–16
7 Nov 15:00 Cuba   3–0   South Korea 15–8 15–2 15–5     45–15
7 Nov 18:00 Croatia   3–1   Bulgaria 15–9 16–14 11–15 17–15   59–53
8 Nov 12:30 China   0–3   Cuba 6–15 8–15 11–15     25–45
8 Nov 15:00 Italy   2–3   Croatia 15–10 13–15 15–8 12–15 12–15 67–63
8 Nov 18:00 South Korea   1–3   Bulgaria 5–15 15–12 6–15 12–15   38–57
9 Nov 13:00 Croatia   0–3   Cuba 11–15 14–16 6–15     31–46
9 Nov 15:30 China   3–0   Bulgaria 15–12 15–8 15–2     45–22
9 Nov 18:30 Italy   3–0   South Korea 16–14 16–14 15–8     47–36

Final roundEdit

5th-8th placeEdit

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
11 November
 
 
  Japan0
 
12 November
 
  Croatia3
 
  Croatia0
 
11 November
 
  Italy3
 
  Netherlands0
 
 
  Italy3
 
7th place
 
 
12 November
 
 
  Japan1
 
 
  Netherlands3

5th-8th semifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Nov 10:30 Netherlands   0–3   Italy 7–15 4–15 14–16     25–46
11 Nov 18:30 Japan   0–3   Croatia 13–15 5–15 9–15     27–45

7th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Nov 15:30 Japan   1–3   Netherlands 12–15 15–3 10–15 8–15   45–48

5th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Nov 10:30 Croatia   0–3   Italy 7–15 10–15 8–15     25–45

FinalsEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
11 November
 
 
  Russia0
 
12 November
 
  China3
 
  China0
 
11 November
 
  Cuba3
 
  Brazil1
 
 
  Cuba3
 
3rd place
 
 
12 November
 
 
  Brazil1
 
 
  Russia3

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Nov 13:00 Russia   0–3   China 4–15 4–15 9–15     17–45
11 Nov 15:30 Brazil   1–3   Cuba 10–15 15–4 11–15 10–15   46–49

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Nov 13:00 Brazil   1–3   Russia 15–13 5–15 11–15 13–15   44–58

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
12 Nov 18:30 China   0–3   Cuba 9–15 14–16 12–15     35–46

Final standingsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit