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2006 FIVB World Grand Prix

The FIVB World Grand Prix 2006 was the fourteenth edition of the annual women's volleyball tournament, which is the female equivalent of the Men's Volleyball World League.

Qualification

Asia


Europe

  • European Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan from July 26 to July 31, 2005

Group A

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Russia 5 3 2 1 281 259 1.085 8 4 2.000
2.  Poland 5 3 2 1 280 263 1.065 8 5 1.600
3.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 275 266 1.034 7 5 1.400
4.  Romania 0 3 0 3 180 228 0.789 0 9 0.000


  • 2005-07-26
Russia  2 – 3  Poland 25-23 19-25 25-17 24-26 10-15
Netherlands  3 – 0  Romania 26-24 25-21 25-21


  • 2005-07-27
Netherlands  1 – 3  Russia 27-29 25-22 19-25 22-25
Romania  0 – 3  Poland 20-25 16-25 18-25


  • 2005-07-28
Russia  3 – 0  Romania 27-25 25-17 25-18
Poland  2 – 3  Netherlands 25-20 19-25 20-25 25-21 10-15


Group B

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Azerbaijan 5 3 2 1 306 293 1.044 8 1 1.600
2.  Germany 5 3 2 1 268 254 1.055 7 5 1.400
3.  Turkey 4 3 1 2 312 316 0.987 6 8 0.750
4.  Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 247 270 0.915 4 7 0.571


  • 2005-07-26
Germany  3 – 2  Turkey 23-25 19-25 25-19 25-20 15-10
Azerbaijan  3 – 1  Bulgaria 26-24 21-25 25-23 25-20


  • 2005-07-27
Bulgaria  3 – 1  Turkey 25-23 29-27 21-25 25-23
Azerbaijan  3 – 1  Germany 25-27 25-21 25-21 25-17


  • 2005-07-28
Germany  3 – 0  Bulgaria 25-15 25-22 25-18
Turkey  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 25-23 25-22 28-30 15-09


Semi finals

  • 2005-07-30
Russia  3 – 2  Poland 19-25 20-25 25-20 25-23 15-08
Azerbaijan  3 – 0  Germany 28-26 25-10 25-20


Third Place Match

  • 2005-07-31
Poland  3 – 1  Germany 25-27 25-13 25-21 25-19


First Place Match

  • 2005-07-31
Russia  2 – 3  Azerbaijan 25-17 16-25 17-25 25-18 15-17


    • Azerbaijan, Russia and Poland qualified; Italy received a wild card as the host nation.


North and South America


Teams


First round

Group A

Brazil  3 – 0  South Korea 25-14 25-17 25-14
Cuba  0 – 3  Japan 27-29 18-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-19
Cuba  1 – 3  Brazil 19-25 27-25 20-25 21-25
South Korea  0 – 3  Japan 20-25 20-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-20
Cuba  3 – 0  South Korea 25-23 25-20 25-23
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan 25-22 25-16 25-20


Group B

Russia  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 21-25 27-25 25-23 15-07
China  3 – 0  Thailand 25-20 25-19 25-22
    • 2006-08-19
Russia  3 – 1  Thailand 25-17 25-15 26-28 25-19
China  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 21-25 25-23 22-25 25-21 15-13
    • 2006-08-20
Azerbaijan  3 – 2  Thailand 20-25 22-25 25-19 25-20 16-14
China  3 – 0  Russia 25-15 25-23 25-21


Group C

United States  2 – 3  Dominican R. 25-21 23-25 25-19 25-27 08-15
Poland  0 – 3  Italy 23-25 18-25 21-25
    • 2006-08-16
Italy  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-17 25-17 25-18
Poland  1 – 3  United States 24-26 22-25 25-18 21-25
    • 2006-08-18
Italy  3 – 1  United States 25-21 27-25 18-25 25-17
Poland  1 – 3  Dominican R. 23-25 20-25 30-28 17-25


Second round

Group D

Brazil  3 – 2  Dominican R. 25-14 22-25 20-25 25-17 15-08
China  3 – 2  United States 25-27 25-22 25-22 20-25 16-14
    • 2006-08-26
Brazil  3 – 1  United States 29-27 25-22 23-25 25-21
China  3 – 1  Dominican R. 25-22 25-20 20-25 25-22
    • 2006-08-27
United States  3 – 1  Dominican R. 25-22 22-25 26-24 25-16
China  0 – 3  Brazil 22-25 19-25 17-25


Group E

South Korea  1 – 3  Russia 15-25 18-25 25-20 20-25
Poland  0 – 3  Japan 18-25 24-26 18-25
    • 2006-08-26
Russia  3 – 2  Poland 25-16 28-30 25-16 24-26 15-06
South Korea  0 – 3  Japan 22-25 15-25 19-25
    • 2006-08-27
South Korea  3 – 2  Poland 23-25 25-10 19-25 25-22 15-09
Russia  3 – 0  Japan 25-23 25-17 25-21


Group F

  • Venue: Taipei Municipal Gym Taipei
    • 2006-08-25
Italy  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-20 22-25 23-25 15-11
Thailand  0 – 3  Cuba 23-25 21-25 17-25
    • 2006-08-26
Cuba  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 22-25 26-24 21-25 25-21 15-12
Thailand  1 – 3  Italy 25-23 20-25 23-25 20-25
    • 2006-08-27
Cuba  3 – 1  Italy 25-22 25-23 20-25 25-18
Azerbaijan  2 – 3  Thailand 21-25 25-18 25-17 23-25 10-15


Third round

Group G

  • Venue: Ningbo Beilun Gym, Ningbo
    • 2006-09-01
Cuba  3 – 2  Poland 18-25 25-27 25-15 25-16 15-09
China  3 – 1  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-20 19-25 26-24
    • 2006-09-02
Cuba  3 – 0  Azerbaijan 25-18 25-21 28-26
China  3 – 0  Poland 25-22 25-15 25-14
    • 2006-09-03
Poland  3 – 2  Azerbaijan 25-21 25-21 19-25 22-25 15-13
China  3 – 0  Cuba 25-19 25-23 25-19


Group H

Russia  3 – 2  South Korea 21-25 25-22 25-20 21-25 15-07
Thailand  0 – 3  United States 27-29 15-25 25-27
    • 2006-09-02
South Korea  1 – 3  United States 25-12 16-25 27-29 16-25
Russia  3 – 0  Thailand 25-19 25-20 27-25
    • 2006-09-03
United States  1 – 3  Russia 22-25 25-20 11-25 23-25
Thailand  0 – 3  South Korea 27-29 18-25 22-25


Group I

Brazil  3 – 0  Italy 25-22 25-22 30-28
Dominican R.  2 – 3  Japan 16-25 25-18 16-25 25-15 14-16
    • 2006-09-02
Brazil  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-22 25-22 26-24
Italy  3 – 0  Japan 25-18 25-19 25-23
    • 2006-09-03
Dominican R.  0 – 3  Italy 13-25 19-25 16-25
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan 25-21 25-21 25-18

Final round

  • Hosts Italy and the top five ranked teams after the preliminary rounds qualified for the Final Round, held from September 6 to September 10, 2006 at the PalaCalafiore in Reggio Calabria, Italy.


Group A

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Italy 3 2 1 1 170 143 1.189 4 3 1.333
2.  Cuba 3 2 1 1 178 191 0.932 4 4 1.000
3.  China 3 2 1 1 144 158 0.911 3 4 0.750


  • Wednesday September 6
China  3 – 1  Cuba 25-19 21-25 25-23 25-16


  • Thursday September 7
Cuba  3 – 1  Italy 26-24 19-25 25-23 25-23


  • Friday September 8
Italy  3 – 0  China 25-17 25-17 25-14


Group B

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 4 2 2 0 173 136 1.272 6 1 6.000
2.  Russia 3 2 1 1 135 139 0.971 3 3 1.000
3.  Japan 2 2 0 2 144 177 0.814 1 6 0.167


  • Wednesday September 6
Brazil  3 – 0  Russia 25-15 25-19 25-22


  • Thursday September 7
Russia  3 – 0  Japan 25-15 25-22 29-27


  • Friday September 8
Japan  1 – 3  Brazil 25-23 22-25 16-25 17-25


Semi finals

  • Saturday September 9
Cuba  0 – 3  Brazil 20-25 15-25 18-25
Italy  2 – 3  Russia 25-21 25-23 23-25 15-25 10-15


Finals

  • Saturday September 9 — Fifth Place Match
China  3 – 0  Japan 25-20 25-13 25-18


  • Sunday September 10 — Bronze Medal Match
Italy  3 – 2  Cuba 25-17 25-15 23-25 23-25 15-11


  • Sunday September 10 — Gold Medal Match
Russia  1 – 3  Brazil 20-25 20-25 25-23 17-25


Final ranking


Individual awards


References

  • FIVB
  • CEV Results


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