Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2017 – The composition of the four first round pools were confirmed at the draw for the first round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Japan 2018 in Tokyo on Thursday.
Hosts Japan were paired with the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico in Pool A. Reigning Olympic champions China and Italy will take on Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba in Pool B. In Pool C, reigning world champions USA will play Russia, Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago, while Pool D will include Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya.
Held at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, the draw split the 24 teams participating in the event into four first round pools of six teams each.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Japan 2018 – First round draw result:
Japan, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico
China, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba
USA, Russia, Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago
Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya
Next year’s edition of the FIVB’s flagship event for women’s national teams will take place in the cities of Yokohama, Hamamatsu, Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka and Sapporo from September 29 to October 20. It will be follow on from the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 from September 9 to 30. The draw for the Men’s World Championship was previously held in Florence, Italy on November 30.
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