1998 FIVB Volleyball World League

The 1998 FIVB Volleyball World League was the ninth edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 12 countries from 15 May to 19 July 1998. The Final Round was held in Milan, Italy.

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B Pool C

  Bulgaria
  Cuba
  South Korea
  Spain

  Argentina
  Greece
  Italy
  Netherlands

  Brazil
  Poland
  Russia
  FR Yugoslavia

Intercontinental roundEdit

Qualified for the Playoff round
Qualified as hosts for the Final round
Qualified as hosts for the Playoff round

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria 22 10 2 30 15 2.000 581 501 1.160
2   Cuba 20 8 4 29 15 1.933 603 463 1.302
3   Spain 16 4 8 18 29 0.621 542 634 0.855
4   South Korea 14 2 10 12 30 0.400 439 567 0.774

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Netherlands 22 10 2 30 11 2.727 553 433 1.277
2   Italy 19 7 5 24 17 1.412 544 471 1.155
3   Argentina 17 5 7 22 25 0.880 583 585 0.997
4   Greece 14 2 10 10 33 0.303 419 610 0.687

Pool CEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 21 9 3 29 11 2.636 536 420 1.276
2   Russia 21 9 3 30 17 1.765 633 519 1.220
3   FR Yugoslavia 15 3 9 18 28 0.643 519 600 0.865
4   Poland 15 3 9 12 33 0.364 469 618 0.759

Playoff roundEdit

Qualified for the Final round

Pool WestEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 115 112 1.027
2   Netherlands 5 2 1 7 5 1.400 147 145 1.014
3   Brazil 4 1 2 5 6 0.833 139 133 1.045
4   Spain 4 1 2 3 7 0.429 117 128 0.914
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Jul Netherlands   3–2   Brazil 7–15 15–13 12–15 15–7 15–13 64–63
13 Jul Spain   0–3   Russia 13–15 11–15 12–15     36–45
14 Jul Netherlands   3–0   Russia 15–10 15–7 15–8     45–25
14 Jul Spain   0–3   Brazil 10–15 7–15 7–15     24–45
15 Jul Brazil   0–3   Russia 10–15 9–15 12–15     31–45
15 Jul Spain   3–1   Netherlands 12–15 15–5 15–12 15–6   57–38

Pool EastEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba 4 2 0 6 2 3.000 109 67 1.627
2   FR Yugoslavia 3 1 1 5 4 1.250 106 108 0.981
3   Bulgaria 2 0 2 1 6 0.167 58 98 0.592
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Jul FR Yugoslavia   3–1   Bulgaria 6–15 17–15 15–7 15–7   53–44
14 Jul Cuba   3–0   Bulgaria 15–3 15–2 15–9     45–14
15 Jul FR Yugoslavia   2–3   Cuba 6–15 15–12 5–15 15–7 12–15 53–64

Final roundEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Cuba 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 147 103 1.427
2   Russia 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 136 134 1.015
3   Netherlands 4 1 2 4 7 0.571 124 137 0.905
4   Italy 3 0 3 3 9 0.333 125 158 0.791
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
17 Jul Russia   0–3   Cuba 15–17 13–15 4–15     32–47
17 Jul Italy   1–3   Netherlands 15–9 13–15 4–15 5–15   37–54
18 Jul Russia   3–0   Netherlands 15–8 15–5 15–11     45–24
18 Jul Italy   0–3   Cuba 7–15 11–15 7–15     25–45
19 Jul Netherlands   1–3   Cuba 14–16 14–16 15–8 3–15   46–55
19 Jul Italy   2–3   Russia 7–15 15–5 13–15 15–9 13–15 63–59

Final standingEdit

AwardsEdit

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