Overview

Team profile

Canada

Canada stunned the world in 2017 by making the Final Six of the FIVB World League, eliminating Russia in pool play. After losing to eventual champions France in the semi-finals, Canada knocked out arch-rivals USA 3-1 to win the bronze medal. It was the national team’s best achievement to date in international volleyball. Canada have consistently participated in the World League after their debut in 1999. Their best finish prior to last year’s bronze was fifth place.
Canada's other achievements include a fourth place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, and two bronze medals at the Pan American Games in 1979 and 1999. They have participated in four Olympic Games and finished in fifth place finish at the latest Games in Rio, returning Olympic scene after a quarter-century absence.
Canada hosted the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, where they beat Puerto Rico to win the bronze medal. They competed at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup in 2015 for the first time in 12 years, finishing seventh. They last appeared in 2003, also finishing seventh. Canada also finished joint seventh at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship.

Coach

Stéphane Antiga

Stéphane Antiga

Antiga began his coaching career with Polands men’s National Team. He had an extremely succesful three years in charge, which involved winning the 2014 FIVB World Championships. After this spell, the 42-year-old former French international moved to Canada. He began his playing career in his native France with Paris Volley where he won a European Champions League title in 2001 and was named MVP. He then moved on to clubs in Italy, Spain and also had several seasons in Poland. With the National Team of France, he won a bronze at the 2002 FIVB World Championships in Argentina, as well as a silver at the 2006 FIVB World League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Julien Boucher
  • Assistant coach Daniel Lewis
  • Second Assistant Coach George Laplante
  • Physiotherapist Melissa Healy

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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