2018 FIVB World Championships – Women
The pools for the 2018 Women’s World Championships have been released with the competition set to take place from September 29 to October 20 in 2018. The tournament is divided into four pools of six teams that will play a round-robin style pool with the top-four team advancing to Round 2. From there the top six team will battle it out in Round 3 followed by the medal matches.
Pool B will be the most difficult in the competition with an average World Rank of 13.50, though Pool’s A & D are not far behind with 13.67 and 13.83 average ranks, respectively. Pool A has it easy, with an average World Rank of 15.17. Pool D has the most well-rounded top-10 selection in the tournament with #3 Serbia, #4 Brazil and #9 The Dominican Republic while Pool C has #2 USA, #5 Russia and #10 Korea.
Team USA will have to face off against a feisty Russian squad that has been up and down in the 2017 season. China will get an up-and-coming Italian squad along with a strong Turkish team. Serbia and Brazil will duke it out in Pool D as the anticipated top-five match up.
Pool’s average World Rank – 13.67
Pool’s average World Rank – 13.50
Pool’s average World Rank – 15.17
- WR3 Serbia
- WR4 Brazil
- WR9 The Dominican Republic
- WR13 Puerto Rico
- WR21 Kazakhstan
- WR33 Kenya
Pool’s average World Rank – 13.83