Overview

Team profile

Poland

Poland will be making their 20th straight appearance in the FIVB World League this year, after first taking part in 1998 and hauling in a bronze medal in 2011 and the gold in 2012 – the latter when they swept USA in straight sets in the final.

They have competed in the Final Six tournaments of the last two editions of the World League, finishing 4th in 2015 (after losing to USA 3-0 in the bronze medal game) and 5th last year when they hosted the finals in Krakow.

Poland have played an important role in the development of the sport since their appearance at the inaugural FIVB Men’s World Championship in 1949. They won their first World Championship gold in 1974. Thirty years later they seized their second gold medal when they hosted the 2014 World Championship and beat Brazil in the final in Katowice.

The Poles dominated the international scene in the mid-1970s. They have participated in the Olympic Games nine times, winning gold in Montreal in 1976. Poland ranked 5th at the Rio 2016 Games.

Coach

De Giorgi Ferdinando

De Giorgi Ferdinando

The 56-year-old Italian was called in this year to take over the men’s National Team of Poland following the departure of Stephane Antiga to Canada. After a playing career solely in Italy and 330 caps with the National Team (including three FIVB World Championship titles in 1990, 1994 and 1998), Ferdinando De Giorgi took up coaching originally with clubs in Italy and a brief stint in Russia.
In 2015 he took the helm of Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle, which he immediately led to the PlusLiga title in Poland. He continues to coach the side during the club season this year.

Staff

  • Team Manager Tomaszewski Hubert
  • Assistant coach Gruszka Piotr
  • Second Assistant Coach Kaczmarczyk Oskar
  • Doctor Sokal Jan
  • Physiotherapist Pieczko Tomasz

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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