Technical Evaluation “World Cup 2007 Women”
The documentation on the World Cup 2007 has the same design like the previous technical evaluations of the 2005 World Grand Prix and the 2006 World Championships; however, it presents only the four best teams.
A wide offer of information as a preview of the Olympic volleyball competitions is presented in a compressed compilation of about 150 video clips as well as personal data, performance data and reports/comments from the special World Cup portal.
After the 2008 Olympics, a comprehensive analysis with general evaluations of the level of performance and typical trends of development in international volleyball as well as detailed team characteristics of the best eight teams will be elaborated.
Italy, BRAZIL, and the USA won the first three places and secured their participation in the Olympic volleyball tournament in addition to host CHINA at an early date. Together with the fourth-placed in the World Cup Cuba – having won the Olympic ticket in superior style in the Norceca qualification – the best four of the current world ranking are qualified for Beijing 2008 and will surely be among the favourites.
Other winners of continental qualifications are VENEZUELA (South America), the fifth of the current world ranking Russia (Europe) and Algeria (Africa). The last four Olympic tickets will be issued at the end of May during the final Olympic qualification tournament in Japan (four tickets). More detailed information on the ratio of participants in these competitions is to be found at the FIVB website (qualification tournaments in progress).