Overview

Team profile

Australia

The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity in the country since. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team came eighth, beating Spain in the process and taking a set from then world champions Italy.
There has been steady improvement including an appearance at London 2012, but Australia missed out on qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing fifth at the Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.
Australia also represented Asia at the 2014 FIVB World Championship, finishing 15th after reaching the second round in Poland. It was Australia's best placing in six World Championships appearances.
Australia took part in five FIVB World Leagues. They first joined the competition in 1999 for a single season but it took them 15 years to return.
In last year's inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League the 'Volleyroos' ranked 13th on a 5-10 record. They were 14th in the FIVB World Championship later the same year.

Coach

Mark Lebedew

Mark Lebedew

After several years playing in Germany and then coaching clubs in several European countries, 52-year-old Mark Lebedew returned in 2016 to his native Australia to replace Roberto Santilli at the helm of the men's National Team for the Olympic cycle leading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. During his coaching career he led Berlin Recycling Volleys to German Bundesliga titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He coached Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland's PlusLiga for three seasons before switching to Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie.

Staff

  • Team Manager Giorgio Poetto
  • Assistant coach Sketcher Liam
  • Physiotherapist Darren Austin

Schedule

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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
Brazil
15 14 1 6 4 4 1 0 0 39 44 15 2.933 1408 1218 1.155
2
Iran
15 12 3 7 4 1 1 0 2 36 38 15 2.533 1276 1173 1.087
3
Russia
15 12 3 6 4 2 0 1 2 34 37 17 2.176 1284 1164 1.103
4
France
15 11 4 5 6 0 1 3 0 34 38 18 2.111 1341 1251 1.071
5
Poland
15 11 4 2 5 4 1 3 0 30 38 25 1.520 1465 1397 1.048
6
USA
15 9 6 3 6 0 1 3 2 28 32 24 1.333 1317 1258 1.046
7
Argentina
15 8 7 4 3 1 3 3 1 26 33 26 1.269 1363 1304 1.045
8
Italy
15 8 7 4 4 0 1 5 1 25 31 25 1.240 1316 1263 1.041
9
Canada
15 8 7 2 4 2 1 3 3 23 29 29 1.000 1313 1321 0.993
10
Japan
15 7 8 2 2 3 1 4 3 19 27 32 0.843 1318 1326 0.993
11
Serbia
15 6 9 1 1 4 3 4 2 17 28 36 0.777 1393 1417 0.983
12
Bulgaria
15 5 10 0 2 3 1 4 5 13 21 38 0.552 1268 1372 0.924
13
Australia
15 3 12 2 1 0 4 3 5 13 20 37 0.540 1217 1334 0.912
14
Germany
15 3 12 0 1 2 5 4 3 12 23 41 0.560 1349 1470 0.917
15
Portugal
15 2 13 1 1 0 1 4 8 7 12 40 0.300 1095 1268 0.863
16
China
15 1 14 1 0 0 1 4 9 4 9 42 0.214 1047 1234 0.848

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