Overview

Team profile

Qatar

Qatar made their debut in the FIVB World League only last year but quickly caused a sensation in Group 3, ending up with a 3-3 record, including wins over more established opponents as Greece, Puerto Rico and Tunisia. 
Qatar first appeared at the Asian Championship in 1989, when they finished in 19th place, followed by progressively improving finishes. Their best ever showing was in 2015, when they homed in on a podium finish in Tehran, but lost their semifinal 3-1 to Japan and the bronze medal match to China 3-2. 
Qatar also finished fourth at the 2006 Asian Games which they hosted in Doha, after dropping their semifinal 3-1 to Korea and the bronze medal match 3-2 to Saudi Arabia. They have never qualified for any other FIVB competition.




Coach

Massimiliano Giaccardi

Massimiliano Giaccardi

Italian coach Massimo Giaccardi has worked extensively with his compatriot Roberto Piazza and took over Qatar’s national team from his mentor following last year’s World League. The 43-yearold has previously worked mostly as assistant coach with clubs in Italy, Romania and Greece.

  • Team Manager Khalid Al Kuwari
  • Assistant coach Giovanni Rossi
  • Second Assistant Coach Tarek Abdou
  • Physiotherapist Abdelhafid Semaoui

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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