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29
Sep

FIVB Women's World Championship 2018 has started today

In the first games of FIVB Women's World Championship 2018 in Japan most of our players achieved vitories with their teams. The women’s event will follow a slightly different formula with as many as 103 matches, including the grand finale in Yokohama.

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Russia, of Nataliya Goncharova, Irina Koroleva, Daria Malygina, Anna Kotikova, Daria Talysheva, and Daria Maligina defeated Trinidad and Tobago of Sinead Jack 3:0 (25:21, 25:11, 25:12) after just 67 minutes of game. Serbia, of Brankica Mihajlovic, Bojana Zivkovic, Tijana Malesevic, Ana Bjelica, and silvija Popovic owerpowers Dominican Republic in Pool D at the FIVB Women's World Championship 3:0 (25:17, 25:20, 25:22). Brankica Mihajlovic was the best scorer of the game with 22 points.

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Tandara Caixeta scored 11 points to help Brazil to a 3:0 (27:25, 25:12, 25:7) victory over Puerto Rico in their opening match of Pool D. The United States, of Foluke Akinradewo began their defence of the Women's World Championship with a 3:0 (29:27, 25:21, 25:21) victory over a powerful Azerbaijan team of Natalya Mammadova.

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In the first round, the participating teams are split into four round-robin pools of six. The top four from the final standings in each pool will advance to the second round, where the teams will play in two pools of eight, with teams emerging from Pools A and D combined in one group and those from Pools B and C in another. In each of the two second-round pools, each team will play only against the four rivals they did not meet in the first round. The best three from each second-round pool will progress to the third round, where two round-robin pools of three teams will determine the four semifinalists. The two third-placed sides will face each other in a direct battle for the fifth place.

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