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2005 World Grand Prix

Final Round - Day Six

Pequeno peaks for Brazil

Sendai, Japan, July 18, 2005 - What a day for Paula Pequeno! First, the 23-year-old Brazilian helped her team beat Italy 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 27-29, 15-7) and win the World Grand Prix title for a fifth time. Then, at the end of the 15-game, six-team Final Round, she was named the Most Valuable Player. More

Pic: Paula Pequeno receives
 

Final Round - Day Five Netherlands, China upset unbeaten pair
Six teams, six winners, in Sendai

Day Four
Italy celebrate Valentina's day
Day Three - Rest Day
Japanese students go wild for Cuba
Day Two
Italy and Brazil move ahead of the pack
Day One Cuba, Brazil and Italy win on opening day
Brazil attempt to complete 'world title double'
Preliminary Round Special honour for Italy
Metcalf tops rankings for Preliminary Round
Week Three Netherlands and Italy claim remaining finals berths
Week Two
Brazilian scalp leaves China on top with Cuba
Week One
China, Brazil and Cuba take early lead after first weekend

2006 WGP Qualification Tournament EUROPE
EIGHT WOMEN'S TEAMS READY TO QUALIFY FOR 2006 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX
Luxembourg, July 22, 2005. Poland, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Bulgaria, Rumania and Azerbaijan are the eight teams who will compete for the three places in the FIVB World Grand Prix 2006 during next week's European Qualification Tournament in Quba (AZE). Italy are directly qualified for the 2006 FIVB World Grand Prix hosting the Final Round. more


 

 

Final Round - July 13-18

 
 
Sendai, Japan
Final Round ranking - Day Six

Brazil (4-1)
Italy (3-2)
China (3-2)
Cuba (3-2)
Japan (1-4)
Netherlands (1-4)

Preliminary Round Ranking
 

STARS

 
 
Fabiana Oliveira
Scoring a point is something impossible for her as a libero, but it does not mean that Fabi is less important to Brazil having returned to the team after missing out on the Athens Olympics.
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Photo of Final Round
Day 6

 
 

The spirit of Volleyball - No matter what the result, Cuba always have a smile on their face
 

2005 Standings

 
 
1 BRAZIL
2 ITALY
3 CHINA
4 CUBA
5 JAPAN
6 NETHERLANDS
7 POLAND
8 USA
9 KOREA
10 GERMANY
11 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
12 THAILAND
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