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2005 Youth Girls' Under 18 World Championships
Macau, 23 – 31 July 2005


Press Releases

Brazil crush Russia in one-sided final
Macau, China, July 31, 2005 - Brazil produced some magic in Macau to win the FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship for the second time on Sunday. The fired-up South Americans romped past a strangely subdued Russia 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-17) to claim the gold medal. In addition to their team's success, 16-year-old power spiker Natalia Pereira was named Most Valuable Player. Brazil's one-sided victory maintained the country's incredible record in July 2005, and follows their success in the men's World League Final in Belgrade and the women's victory in the World Grand Prix Final Round in Sendai, Japan. More

July 31, 2005 - It's the Kim and Bae Show
July 31, 2005 -
Big Fan cheers up China
July 30, 2005 -
Russia to meet Brazil in Girls' U18 final
July 29, 2005 - United States end China's hopes of 'three-peat'
July 27, 2005 - China to clash with USA in quarter-finals
July 27, 2005 -
Four more go home as top eight focus on quarter-finals
July 27, 2005 -
Egyptians affected by home tragedy
July 27, 2005 -
Tatsiana makes her Mark-evich
July 25, 2005 -
China to face Chinese Taipei in elimination play-offs
July 25, 2005 - Four go home after first round
July 25, 2005 -
Tunisia hoping to create new tradition
July 25, 2005 - Puerto Rico learn lessons from tough group
July 24, 2005 - Korea maintain impressive form
July 24, 2005 - A tall story from Macau
July 23, 2005 -
Korea end first day on a high note
July 23, 2005 -
Colourful ceremony welcomes FIVB to Macau
July 22, 2005 -
China come home for 'three-peat' attempt
July 22, 2005 - Girls just wanna have fun
July 21, 2005 - A talented new generation looking towards the 2012 Olympics
July 16, 2005 -
USA girls youth national team have high expectations leading into U-18 World Championships
July 15, 2005 -
Asian teams prepare for world challenge
July 13, 2005 -
USA Volleyballer ready for U18 World Champs
June 6, 2005 – China start with Korea in quest for three-peat
May 31, 2005 – China wins Asian Girls’ Volleyball Championship - China, Korea, Chinese Taipei Qualify for World U18 Championships
May 7, 2005 – Philippines ready to host fifth Asian Youth Girls Volleyball in Mandaue City
January 23, 2005 – Egypt and Tunisia secure World Championship vacancies on final day
What happened in 2003?
China retains World Championship title
Pila, Poland, August 17, 2003 – China came from behind to defeat Italy 3-2 to successfully defend their title for the Girls’ Under-18 World Championship that they won two years ago in Croatia. The bronze medals went to the Brazilians who beat USA 3-1. The Italians charged through the opening set deploying their strong defense and lightning fast settings to rip through the points for 25-17. The Italian charge continued through the second set allowing China a mere 15 points. The tide turned in the third set and China chipped away to draw back one set 25-23.Italy opffered little resistence in the fourth which finished 25-16 for China and 2-sets all. more Spanish Match Stats  Results  Standings Match Reports
Pic: China on the winner's podium
2003 Tournament info