Belgium boast a lengthy and proud history of participation in international volleyball but the Red Dragons only made their World League debut in 2014. After finishing 11th and 12th in their first two outings, they got promoted in 2016 when Group 1 was expanded and ranked 9th -their best finish to date. Belgium are 18th in the FIVB World Rankings.
Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive fashion in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium’s international volleyball history dates back to the 1948 European Championship when the team finished fifth. They enjoyed a solitary trip to the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.
Their first World Championship outing since 1978 was in 2014, otherwise largely restricted to competing at European level.