Overview

Team profile

Netherlands

The Netherlands ended a two-year absence from the FIVB Volleyball World League by returning in 2013 with a 14th-place finish. In 2014 they qualified for the Group 2 finals, but lost to Australia in straight sets in the semifinals before going down again in straight sets to Belgium in the bronze medal game. 
They made the Group 2 finals again last year, losing to Portugal 3-1 in the semifinals, but defeating Turkey 3-1 for the group’s bronze medal and 15th place overall. 
The 1990s were a glorious decade for the Dutch. They finished second in the inaugural World League in 1990 and repeated the feat the following year. In 1992 they took silver at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and four years later they won gold at Atlanta 1996 as well as winning the World League title. They were runnersup at the 1994 World Championship and won two silver and two bronze medals in successive European Championships from 1989 before taking gold on home soil in Eindhoven in 1997.


Coach

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen transitioned to the Netherlands’ men’s national team in 2014 after coaching Spain’s women from 2008 to 2012 and the Dutch women from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Dutch junior men’s team coach for five years, winning a silver medal with them at the 2004 Junior European Championships. His first major international coaching experience came when he was an assistant coach for his home country’s women’s team from 1994 to 1998. They won the 1995 European Championship and finished fifth at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. At a club level, the 53-year-old has coached teams in his birth city of Amsterdam, as well as in Italy and Spain.

  • Team Manager Tom Berwers
  • Assistant coach Claudio Gewehr
  • Second Assistant Coach Arne Hendriks
  • Physiotherapist Alewijn Huisman

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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