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 the then world champions Italy.
They have made steady improvement since 2000, including an appearance at the London 2012 Games. However, they more recently missed out on qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after finishing fifth at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.
Australia finished fifteenth at 2014 FIVB World Championship, after reaching the second round in Poland. It was Australia's best placing in six World Championship appearances.
Australia first joined the FIVB World League in 1999, following which it took them 15 years to return. They finished ninth in 2014 and qualified got promoted to Group 1 in 2015, when they took on Brazil, Serbia and Italy but failed to progress to the Final Six in Rio. The Volleyroos ranked bottom of the table in 2016 and were relegated again to Group 2.

Coach

Lebedew, Mark

Lebedew, Mark

After several years playing in Germany and then coaching clubs in several European countries, 51-year-old Mark Lebedew returned to his native Australia in 2016. He replaced Roberto Santilli at the helm of the men's National Team for the new 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 also coached Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland's PlusLiga for three successive seasons, until early 2018.

Staff

  • Team Manager Poetto, Giorgio
  • Assistant coach Reynolds, Luke
  • Second Assistant Coach Sketcher, Liam
  • Physiotherapist Allan, Julia

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
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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