Overview

Team profile

Serbia

Serbia (including Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro) celebrated their highest moment ever with gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, after a bronze at Atlanta 1996 (both under coach Zoran Gajic who is currently president of the Serbian Volleyball Federation), though they failed to qualify to the Rio 2016 Games for the first time in a quarter of a century.
Serbia made it through to the medals round of the 2018 FIVB World Championship, but fell to Brazil in the semifinals and then to USA in the bronze medal match. They were taking part in the competition for the 10th time, having previously won a silver medal in 1998, when they lost to Italy in the final in Tokyo. They also picked up a bronze medal in 2010, after beating Italy 3-1 in the third-place playoff.
Serbia have been crowned European champions twice, in 2001 and 2011. In the latest edition of the European Championship they won their eighth bronze in the history of the competition, defeating Belgium in five sets in the third-place playoff.
After five silver medals, Serbia finally made World League history in 2016, winning their first gold medal in the competition with a straight-set win over Brazil in the final at Krakow's Tauron Arena.
Serbia are one of the core teams in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. In the inaugural edition, in 2018, they finished pool play in fourth position on an 11-4 record to make the finals in Lille. However, they failed to make the medals round.

Coach

Nikola Grbić

Nikola Grbić

After, as a player, leading Yugoslavia and then Serbia to an Olympic bronze medal at Atlanta 1996, followed by gold at Sydney 2000 and the European Championship title in 2001 (in addition to several other medals in most major international competitions) the 48-year-old setter moved on to a coaching career, taking charge of the Serbian National Team in 2015, which he immediately led to silver at the 2015 FIVB World League, followe by gold in the same competition a year later. In 2017 he led Serbia to bronze at the European Championship. He currently also coaches Calzedonia Verona in the Italian League during the club season. As a player he has been named Best Setter at the 2003 FIVB World Cup, the 2009 FIVB World League and the 2010 FIVB World Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Danilo Mrđa
  • Assistant coach Totolo Tomazo
  • Physiotherapist Dejan Vuković

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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