Overview

Team profile

Korea

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has competed in the Olympic Games eight times, but has not featured since the Sydney 2000 Games. The country’s best Olympic performance was fifth place at Los Angeles 1984.
In the 2014 FIVB World Championship, Korea did not progress beyond the first round and finished in seventeenth place overall. They missed out on qualification from their pool by two points, with their solitary win coming against bottom side Tunisia. This performance did not come close to matching their best World Championship finish of fourth in 1978, when they lost 3-1 to Cuba in the bronze medal match.
They have enjoyed success on the continental stage, winning four gold medals in the Asian Championship and three in the Asian Games.
Last year Korea finished sixth in World League Group 2 after pool play, with a 5-4 record, which led to them failing to make the Final Four.

Coach

Kim Hochul

Kim Hochul

Kim Hochul replaced Kim Nam Sung as head coach of Korea's men's National Team last year. As a setter, he competed for the National Team from 1975 to 1986, winning the gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 1979 Universiade in Mexico. Kim was named MVP four times during the 1980’s; once in the Korea Super League in 1986, followed by another three times when competing for Maxicono Parma in the Italian League.  After retiring from active duty, Kim Hochul took up coaching and worked mostly in Italy, before returning to Korea to coach Hyundai Capital from 2005 to 2012; where he led the club to two V-league titles. The 62-year-old previously served as head coach of Korea's men's National Team in 2006 and 2009.

Staff

  • Team Manager Chung Jaekyun
  • Assistant coach Im Dohun
  • Second Assistant Coach Lee Youngtaik
  • Doctor Shim Beomsoo

Ranking

Rank Teams 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
France
12 10 2 6 3 1 1 0 1 30 32 11 2.909 1038 906 1.145
2
USA
12 10 2 5 3 2 1 0 1 29 32 13 2.461 1048 927 1.130
3
Russia
12 9 3 7 2 0 1 1 1 28 30 11 2.727 990 897 1.103
4
Brazil
12 8 4 5 1 2 2 0 2 24 28 17 1.647 1041 985 1.056
5
Poland
12 8 4 5 2 1 0 1 3 23 25 16 1.562 972 892 1.089
6
Serbia
12 8 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 20 24 22 1.090 1011 1016 0.995
7
Italy
12 7 5 2 3 2 2 2 1 21 27 22 1.227 1108 1074 1.031
8
Canada
12 6 6 3 3 0 1 3 2 19 23 21 1.095 1013 1021 0.992
9
Japan
12 6 6 0 2 4 1 1 4 15 21 28 0.750 1052 1095 0.960
10
Germany
12 5 7 1 4 0 2 2 3 17 21 25 0.840 1012 1029 0.983
11
Australia
12 5 7 1 3 1 1 3 3 15 20 26 0.769 1028 1094 0.939
12
Bulgaria
12 5 7 2 1 2 1 3 3 14 20 26 0.769 998 1042 0.957
13
Iran
12 4 8 3 0 1 2 4 2 13 20 26 0.769 1047 1070 0.978
14
Argentina
12 2 10 2 0 0 3 5 2 9 17 30 0.566 1029 1095 0.939
15
China
12 2 10 1 0 1 1 3 6 6 11 32 0.343 931 1040 0.895
16
Korea
12 1 11 1 0 0 2 1 8 5 8 33 0.242 851 986 0.863

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