Draw confirms first round pools for 2018 Women's World Championship

Featured Draw confirms first round pools for 2018 Women's World Championship

The composition of the four first round pools was confirmed at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Japan 2018 draw in Tokyo on Thursday.

Hosts Japan were paired with the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico in Pool A. Reigning Olympic champions China and Italy will take on Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba in Pool B. In Pool C, reigning world champions USA will play Russia, Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago, while Pool D will include Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya.

Held at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, the draw split the 24 teams participating in the event into four first round pools of six teams each. Click here for more information on the competition format.

FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Japan 2018 - First round draw result:

Pool A
Japan, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico
Pool B
China, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba
Pool C
USA, Russia, Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago
Pool D
Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya

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