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Brazil claim seventh World Grand Prix title with perfect 5-0 record
 

Yokohama, Japan, July 13, 2008 - Brazil earned a hard-fought 3-0 victory over hosts Japan Sunday evening to win their seventh World Grand Prix title with a perfect 5-0 record as the 2008 edition of the women's Volleyball gala lowered its curtain at Yokohama Arena. Cuba rallied past World No. 2 Italy 3-1 for the silver while the United States held off reigning Olympic champions China 3-2 to finish fourth. With the 25-23, 25-23 and 25-19 victory over the fighting hosts, the Brazilians crowned in the six-team round robin where they dropped only one set. Their earlier Grand Prix titles came in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

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Pools Composition & Calendar
 
DATE CITY /TEAMS CITY /TEAMS CITY /TEAMS
Week 1:
20-22 June 2008

GROUP A:
Kobe, JAPAN

JAPAN
USA
TURKEY
KAZAKHSTAN
 

GROUP B:
Ningbo , CHINA

CHINA
BRAZIL
GERMANY
THAILAND
 

GROUP C:
Alassio, ITALY


ITALY
CUBA
POLAND
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
 
Week 2:
27-29 June 2008
GROUP D:
Vinh Phuc, VIETNAM

BRAZIL
TURKEY
KAZAKHSTAN
GERMANY
GROUP E:
Wroclaw, POLAND

POLAND
USA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
THAILAND
GROUP F:
Hong Kong, CHINA

ITALY
CHINA
JAPAN
CUBA
Week3:
4-6 July 2008
GROUP G:
Bangkok, THAILAND


THAILAND
CUBA
KAZAKHSTAN
GERMANY
GROUP H:
Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI

ITALY
USA
TURKEY
POLAND
GROUP I:
Macau, CHINA

CHINA
BRAZIL
JAPAN
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Week 4: FINALS
9-13 July 2008
Yokohama, JAPAN

Japan and the top five ranked teams after the Preliminary Rounds
will qualify for the Final Round