FIVB Releases 2018 Women’s World Championship Pools

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 06th, 2017 | African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, Brazilian Volleyball, Canadian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball

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 A

Pool’s average World Rank – 13.67

Pool B

Pool’s average World Rank – 13.50

Pool C

Pool’s average World Rank – 15.17

Pool D

  • WR3 Serbia
  • WR4 Brazil
  • WR9 The Dominican Republic
  • WR13 Puerto Rico
  • WR21 Kazakhstan
  • WR33 Kenya

Pool’s average World Rank – 13.83


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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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