Overview

Team profile

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic are looking to revive the glory days of the team that played as a united Czechoslovakia in the last century. They first competed in the FIVB World League for a single season in 2003, but did not fully return to the competition until 11 years later, when they joined Group 2 where they have played since. The year 2003 was their best appearance to date, as they made it through to the final phase in Madrid before losing to Italy 3-1 in the bronze medal game. Last year the Czech Republic narrowly missed a spot in the Group 2 finals, finishing fifth in the standings on a 5-4 record for a 19th place overall ranking. 
Although as Czechoslovakia they amassed two gold and four silver medals at the FIVB World Championships in the 1950s and 1960s, the Czech Republic has not been on the podium of the competition since the breakup with Slovakia. Their best finish was 10th in 2010, though they failed to qualify for the 2014 edition. Czechoslovakia also took silver at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo when volleyball made its Olympic debut and followed that with a bronze four years later in Mexico City. 
At continental level, Czechoslovakia were crowned European champions three times in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Coach

Miguel Angel Falasca Fernandes

Miguel Angel Falasca Fernandes

The Argentina-born 44-year-old Spaniard will be coaching the men’s national team of the Czech Republic for a second season, after his appointment in February 2016. He was setter for several clubs in Spain (where his family moved when he was 16) and also played abroad in Italy, Belgium, Poland and Russia. With the national team of Spain he won a gold medal at the 2007 European Championship and was named Best Setter of the 2007 FIVB World Cup in Japan. As coach, he was at the helm of Poland’s PGE Skra Belchatow for three years before signing with the Czech Republic, which he led to fifth place in the Group 2 rankings of the 2016 FIVB World League

  • Team Manager Petr Tucek
  • Assistant coach Michal Nekola
  • Second Assistant Coach Fabio Storti
  • Doctor Oldrich Vastl
  • Physiotherapist Martin Sedlak

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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