Overview

Team profile

Australia

Australia will participate in their fifth FIVB World League. They first joined the competition in 1999 for a single season but it took them 15 years to return. They finished ninth in 2014, qualified for the Group 1 Finals and got promoted to Group 1 for 2015, when they took on Brazil, Serbia and Italy but failed to progress to the Finals in Rio de Janeiro. The Volleyroos ranked bottom of the table in 2016 and were relegated again to Group 2. Australia also represented Asia at the 2014 FIVB World Championship, finishing 15th after reaching the second round in Poland. It was Australia’s best placing in six World Championships appearances.
The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity in the country since. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team came eighth, beating Spain in the process and taking a set from then world champions, Italy. There has been steady improvement including an appearance at London 2012, but Australia missed out on qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing fifth at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.
Australia will host the finals of the 2017 FIVB World League Group 2 in the Gold Coast.

Coach

Lebedew, Mark

Lebedew, Mark

After several years playing in Germany and then coaching clubs in several European countries, 50-year-old Mark Lebedew returned to his native Australia to replace Roberto Santilli at the helm of the men’s national team for the new Olympic cycle leading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. During his coaching career he led Berlin Recycling Volleys to German Bundesliga titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He currently coaches Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland’s PlusLiga for a second straight season.

  • Team Manager Poetto, Giorgio
  • Assistant coach Reynolds, Luke
  • Second Assistant Coach Marshall, Craig
  • Physiotherapist Scarborough, Ian

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
Slovenia
9 8 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 24 26 10 2.600 873 778 1.122
2
Netherlands
9 7 2 4 2 1 1 1 0 21 24 10 2.400 804 698 1.151
3
Australia
9 6 3 2 2 2 0 3 0 16 21 15 1.400 826 793 1.041
4
Japan
9 5 4 1 2 2 3 0 1 16 21 18 1.166 873 823 1.060
5
China
9 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 15 19 16 1.187 803 815 0.985
6
Korea
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 796 829 0.960
7
Slovakia
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 4 13 14 17 0.823 673 705 0.954
8
Czech Republic
9 4 5 2 1 1 1 2 2 12 16 18 0.888 724 771 0.939
9
Finland
9 3 6 1 2 0 1 4 1 10 15 20 0.750 785 791 0.992
10
Portugal
9 3 6 0 2 1 2 2 2 10 15 22 0.681 793 837 0.947
11
Turkey
9 3 6 1 0 2 2 3 1 9 16 22 0.727 848 869 0.975
12
Egypt
9 1 8 0 0 1 2 2 4 4 9 26 0.346 729 818 0.891

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