Overview

Team profile

Slovakia

Slovakia made their FIVB World League debut in 2014, immediately qualifying for the Group 3 Final Four. After losing their semifinal in straight sets to Turkey, they lost the bronze medal match 3-1 to China. 
The next year they hosted the Group 3 Final Four in Bratislava. However, they lost to eventual group winners Egypt in the semifinals, before bouncing back with a 3-2 win over China in the bronze medal match. They were eventually promoted to Group 2 for 2016 with the expansion of the World League, ranking eighth (21st overall) on a 3-6 record. 
Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia have not competed at a World Championship or Olympic Games. They have been regular competitors in continental tournaments, steadily improving. They won the European League in 2008 and 2011. Their best finish at the European Championship was fifth place in 2011.

Coach

Andrej Kravarik

Andrej Kravarik

Andrej Kravarik replaced Miroslav Palgut as head coach of Slovakia just a few days before the start of the 2017 FIVB World League. The 46-year-old began his playing career in Bratislava and was later instrumental in the ‘golden years’ of Greece’s Iraklis Thessaliniki, winning five national championship titles and finishing runner-up in three European Champions Leagues. He competed for Czechoslovakia and then Slovakia, before switching nationality and representing Greece at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and 2006 FIVB World Championship in Japan. In his coaching career he was assistant to several coaches on the bench of the Slovak men’s National Team and has also led clubs in Greece.

  • Team Manager Jan Uhlarik
  • Assistant coach Jaroslav Vlk
  • Second Assistant Coach Boris Zbirka
  • Physiotherapist Tomasz Rusin

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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