Overview

Team profile

Slovenia

Slovenia have been the sensation of the last few years, claiming the silver medal at the 2015 European Championship after beating reigning world champions Poland 3-2 in the quarterfinals and Italy 3-1 in the semifinals before going down to France in the final 3-0. 
They followed that with their World League debut in 2016, immediately qualifying for the Final Four, where they beat Greece 3-0 in the semifinals and knocked out Germany 3-1 in the final in Frankfurt to gain promotion to Group 2 for 2017. 
Their only previous international successes had been a gold medal in the European League in 2015, following two bronze medals in 2011 and 2014. Their 2017 World League appearance will be only their second in the history of the competition.

Coach

Kovač Slobodan

Kovač Slobodan

Serbian Slobodan Kovacˇ replaces Italian Andrea Giani at the helm of Slovenia’s men’s national team this year, after the latter moved to Germany. Kovacˇ had previously coached Iran in 2014 and 2015. As a player, the 49-year-old has won two Olympic medals – bronze in Atlanta 1996 followed by gold in Sydney 2000, while pursuing a career with clubs in Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, France and Iran. He began his coaching career in 2008 with the Radnicki Kragujevac club which he led to two Serbian League titles, before moving to Italy’s Sir Safety Perugia. In 2016 he took charge of Halkabank Ankara in the Turkish men’s League.


  • Team Manager Marinko Damjan
  • Assistant coach Miklavc Samo
  • Second Assistant Coach Vulićević Dejan
  • Physiotherapist Kolarič Vito

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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