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 then gold in 2012, 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 fourth in 2015 (after losing to USA 3-0 in the bronze medal game) and fifth 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 fifth 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.

  • Team Manager Wolkowycki Andrzej
  • Assistant coach Gruszka Piotr
  • Second Assistant Coach Kaczmarczyk Oskar
  • Doctor Maron Wieslaw
  • Physiotherapist Pieczko Tomasz

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
France
9 8 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 25 26 7 3.714 792 673 1.176
2
Brazil
9 6 3 1 5 0 1 2 0 19 22 14 1.571 817 786 1.039
3
Serbia
9 6 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 18 21 14 1.500 797 767 1.039
4
Russia
9 5 4 3 0 2 1 2 1 14 19 16 1.187 787 775 1.015
5
Canada
9 5 4 0 2 3 0 3 1 12 18 20 0.900 843 858 0.982
6
USA
9 4 5 3 1 0 2 3 0 14 19 16 1.187 816 804 1.014
7
Belgium
9 4 5 1 2 1 3 0 2 14 18 19 0.947 808 819 0.986
8
Poland
9 4 5 1 2 1 1 3 1 12 17 19 0.894 806 801 1.006
9
Bulgaria
9 4 5 0 1 3 1 2 2 10 16 22 0.727 819 861 0.951
10
Argentina
9 3 6 0 2 1 3 0 3 11 15 22 0.681 800 837 0.955
11
Iran
9 3 6 0 1 2 0 2 4 7 11 23 0.478 739 795 0.929
12
Italy
9 2 7 1 0 1 1 5 1 6 13 23 0.565 798 846 0.943

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