Overview

Team profile

Spain

Spain competed at every FIVB World League between 1995 and 2004, but 2014 was only their second participation after 2008 in the following 10 years. They failed to make the final rounds of Group 3 in all three of their latest appearances in the competition. Spain’s latest participation, in 2016, concluded with a 3-3 record, which saw them rank seventh in Group 3 and 32nd overall. Spain’s best performance in the FIVB World League has been fifth place on three occasions. They made the final round in 1999, 2002 and 2003, but failed to make it through to the semifinals. 
Spain have appeared in two Olympic Games, in Barcelona 1992 and Sydney 2000. They have also competed three times in the FIVB World Championship – their best ranking an eighth place in 1998. Spain did not qualify to the latest edition in 2014. Spain have had more success at continental level, winning the European Championship in 2007 after edging Russia in five sets in the final in Moscow. Two years earlier they had missed a medal when they lost to Russia 3-2 in the semifinals and then fell to Serbia & Montenegro 3-0 in the bronze medal match. After a 16-year absence Spain will be returning to the final phase of an European Championship again this year in Poland.

Coach

Muñoz, Fernando

Muñoz, Fernando

Fernando Muñoz has been coaching Spain since 2011, after replacing Argentina’s Julio Velasco. Muñoz is a native of Spain and one of the most respected coaches in the national league. He worked as coach of the Ciudad Medio Ambiente Soria men’s club in the Spanish Superleague. He has a wealth of experience working for various club teams, helping to raise their status in various competitions. Muñoz spent five seasons with local club Unicaja Almeria and also coached CMA Soria and Eade Iversur. He has also coached overseas clubs like Eurosport Brutium Cosenza of Italy and Arkas Izmir of Turkey. He was coach of Turkey’s Ziraat Bankasi Ankara for the first part of the 2016-17 season.

  • Team Manager Susín, Juan José
  • Assistant coach Rodríguez, Jorge
  • Second Assistant Coach Rivera, Miguel
  • Physiotherapist Alba, Francisco

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
Germany
6 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 15 16 5 3.200 522 439 1.189
2
Spain
6 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 14 15 7 2.142 516 474 1.088
3
Estonia
6 5 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 13 16 7 2.285 526 441 1.192
4
Austria
6 4 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 11 13 10 1.300 536 455 1.178
5
Tunisia
6 4 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 11 15 12 1.250 596 561 1.062
6
Montenegro
6 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 12 12 1.000 507 511 0.992
7
Qatar
6 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 9 10 10 1.000 464 484 0.958
8
Chinese Taipei
6 2 4 0 2 0 2 2 0 8 12 14 0.857 555 584 0.950
9
Mexico
6 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 8 10 13 0.769 498 513 0.970
10
Venezuela
6 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 6 8 13 0.615 408 519 0.786
11
Kazakhstan
6 1 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 6 16 0.375 452 531 0.851
12
Greece
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 4 18 0.222 468 536 0.873

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