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2008 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

The FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 was a women's volleyball tournament in which 12 countries competed from 20 June to 12 July 2008. The finals were held in Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan. Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic and the United States qualified for the tournament at the 2007 Women's Pan-American Cup in Colima, Mexico. Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Poland qualified through the European Qualifying Tournament in Ankara, Turkey. China, Japan, Thailand, and Kazakhstan qualified as the best four Asian teams.

FIVB World Grand Prix
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan (Final)
Dates 20 June – 12 July
Teams 12
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Champions  Brazil (7th title)
Tournament awards
MVP Brazil Marianne Steinbrecher
Official website
Tournament website

Contents

Competing nationsEdit

The following national teams qualified:

Europe America Asia

  Germany
  Italy
  Poland
  Turkey

  Brazil
  Cuba
  Dominican Republic
  United States

  China
  Japan
  Kazakhstan
  Thailand

CalendarEdit

Week 1
20–22 June 2008
Group A:
Kobe, Japan
Group B:
Ningbo, China
Group C:
Alassio, Italy

  Japan
  United States
  Turkey
  Kazakhstan

  China
  Brazil
  Germany
  Thailand

  Italy
  Cuba
  Poland
  Dominican Republic

Week 2
27–29 June 2008
Group D:
Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
Group E:
Wrocław, Poland
Group F:
Hong Kong

  Brazil
  Turkey
  Kazakhstan
  Germany

  Poland
  United States
  Dominican Republic
  Thailand

  Italy
  China
  Japan
  Cuba

Week 3
4–6 July 2008
Group G:
Bangkok, Thailand
Group H:
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Group I:
Macau

  Thailand
  Cuba
  Kazakhstan
  Germany

  Italy
  United States
  Turkey
  Poland

  China
  Brazil
  Japan
  Dominican Republic

Week 4

Final Round
9–13 July 2008

Yokohama, Japan
Top five teams

  Brazil
  China
  Italy
  United States
  Cuba
and
  Japan as host

TeamsEdit

Preliminary roundsEdit

Week 1Edit

Group AEdit

June 20, 2008

Turkey   3 - 1   United States 28-26, 25-16, 21-25, 25-19
Japan   3 - 0   Kazakhstan 25-17, 25-13, 25-23

June 21, 2008

Kazakhstan   0 - 3   United States 16-25, 17-25, 18-25
Japan   3 - 2   Turkey 21-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-19, 15-12

June 22, 2008

Kazakhstan   0 - 3   Turkey 17-25, 24-26, 15-25
Japan   2 - 3   United States 29-27, 18-25, 25-18, 16-25, 13-15

Group BEdit

June 20, 2008

Brazil   3 - 0   Thailand 25-22, 25-18, 25-20
China   3 - 1   Germany 19-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-21

June 21, 2008

China   3 - 0   Thailand 25-11, 25-16, 25-19
Germany   1 - 3   Brazil 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 28-30

June 22, 2008

Germany   3 - 1   Thailand 19-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22
China   3 - 2   Brazil 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13

Group CEdit

June 20, 2008

Cuba   3 - 1   Poland 25-20, 29-31, 25-21, 26-24
Italy   3 - 1   Dominican Republic 19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-15

June 21, 2008

Dominican Republic   0 - 3   Cuba 22-25, 15-25, 19-25
Italy   3 - 1   Poland 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16

June 22, 2008

Poland   2 - 3   Dominican Republic 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 11-15
Italy   3 - 0   Cuba 25-23, 27-25, 27-25

Week 2Edit

Group DEdit

June 27, 2008

Brazil   3 - 0   Kazakhstan 25-10, 25-17, 25-19
Turkey   3 - 1   Germany 25-21, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18

June 28, 2008

Kazakhstan   0 - 3   Germany 17-25, 19-25, 21-25
Brazil   3 - 0   Turkey 25-23, 25-19, 25-15

June 29, 2008

Germany   0 - 3   Brazil 15-25, 25-27, 17-25
Turkey   3 - 0   Kazakhstan 25-16, 25-20, 25-17

Group EEdit

June 27, 2008

Poland   1 - 3   Dominican Republic 23-25, 25-19, 17-25, 20-25
Thailand   1 - 3   United States 18-25, 17-25, 28-26, 13-25

June 28, 2008

Poland   2 - 3   Thailand 25-19, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 4-15
United States   3 - 0   Dominican Republic 25-13, 25-21, 25-20

June 29, 2008

Poland   0 - 3   United States 17-25, 16-25, 20-25
Dominican Republic   3 - 1   Thailand 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22

Group FEdit

June 27, 2008

Italy   3 - 0   Japan 25-17, 25-20, 25-22
China   3 - 2   Cuba 25-18, 25-27, 21-25, 25-21, 15-13

June 28, 2008

Cuba   2 - 3   Italy 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 13-15
China   3 - 0   Japan 25-16, 29-27, 25-22

June 29, 2008

Japan   1 - 3   Cuba 25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 16-25
China   3 - 2   Italy 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 27-25, 15-8

Week 3Edit

Group GEdit

July 4, 2008

Thailand   2 - 3   Kazakhstan 19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 14-16
Cuba   3 - 1   Germany 23-25, 25-21, 25-8, 25-21

July 5, 2008

Germany   3 - 0   Thailand 25-18, 25-15, 25-16
Kazakhstan   1 - 3   Cuba 25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 16-25

July 6, 2008

Thailand   2 - 3   Cuba 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 9-15
Germany   3 - 0   Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-19, 25-19

Group HEdit

July 4, 2008

United States   3 - 1   Poland 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-10
Italy   3 - 1   Turkey 25-20, 21-25, 30-28, 25-23

July 5, 2008

United States   3 - 1   Turkey 16-25, 20-25, 25-20, 17-25
Italy   3 - 2   Poland 23-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 18-16

July 6, 2008

Poland   3 - 0   Turkey 25-21, 25-22, 25-22
Italy   3 - 0   United States 25-22, 25-21, 25-16

Group IEdit

July 4, 2008

Brazil   3 - 2   Dominican Republic 23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-9
China   3 - 0   Japan 25-16, 25-19, 25-15

July 5, 2008

Brazil   3 - 0   Japan 25-16, 25-21, 25-15
China   3 - 0   Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-22, 25-21

July 6, 2008

Dominican Republic   3 - 0   Japan 26-24, 25-13, 25-18
China   0 - 3   Brazil 21-25, 17-25, 20-25

Preliminary RankingEdit

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.   Brazil 17 9 8 1 766 639 1.199 26 6 4.333
2.   China 17 9 8 1 783 687 1.140 24 10 2.400
3.   Italy 17 9 8 1 844 751 1.124 26 10 2.600
4.   United States 16 9 7 2 771 664 1.161 22 11 2.000
5.   Cuba 15 9 6 3 856 785 1.090 22 15 1.467
6.   Turkey 13 9 4 5 743 732 1.015 16 17 0.941
7.   Germany 13 9 4 5 710 709 1.001 16 16 1.000
8.   Dominican R. 13 9 4 5 725 761 0.953 15 19 0.789
9.   Japan 11 9 2 7 641 737 0.870 9 23 0.391
10.   Poland 10 9 1 8 768 855 0.898 13 24 0.542
11.   Thailand 10 9 1 8 710 824 0.862 10 26 0.385
12.   Kazakhstan 10 9 1 8 552 725 0.761 4 26 0.154

Final roundEdit

Yokohama Arena, Yokohama
July 9, 2008

Brazil   3 - 0   United States 25-19, 25-19, 25-23
China   2 - 3   Italy 25-22, 27-29, 25-20, 20-25, 9-15
Japan   1 - 3   Cuba 25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 19-25

July 10, 2008

China   1 - 3   Cuba 21-25, 25-20, 24-26, 16-25
Italy   0 - 3   Brazil 20-25, 17-25, 23-25
Japan   2 - 3   United States 28-26, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 11-15

July 11, 2008

Brazil   3 - 1   China 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18
Cuba   3 - 2   United States 22-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-21, 15-11
Japan   3 - 0   Italy 25-23, 25-22, 26-24

July 12, 2008

Brazil   3 - 0   Cuba 25-14, 25-15, 25-20
Italy   3 - 1   United States 25-17, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19
Japan   1 - 3   China 17-25, 30-28, 15-25, 21-25

July 13, 2008

United States   3 - 2   China 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 17-15
Cuba   3 - 1   Italy 28-30, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19
Japan   0 - 3   Brazil 23-25, 23-25, 19-25

Final rankingEdit

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.   Brazil 10 5 5 0 396 312 1.269 15 1 15.000
2.   Cuba 9 5 4 1 446 436 1.023 12 8 1.500
3.   Italy 7 5 2 3 431 443 0.973 7 12 0.583
4.   United States 7 5 2 3 467 491 0.951 9 13 0.692
5.   China 6 5 1 4 479 496 0.966 9 13 0.692
6.   Japan 6 5 1 4 412 454 0.910 7 12 0.583

Overall RankingEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit