Overview

Team profile

Germany

Prior to reunification, East Germany won the women’s volleyball silver medal at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. The East German team were also crowned European champions in 1983 and 1989. 
Since reunification, the German women’s team have qualified for the Olympic Games three times. A sixth place finish at the Sydney 2000 Games remains the team’s best performance. Germany’s best finish in the FIVB Volleyball World Championship as a united country came in 1994, where they finished in fifth place.
Germany have been more successful on the continental stage, winning two bronze medals at the European Championships in 1991 and 1993, followed by two silvers in 2011 and 2013. 
Germany were present at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in 1993 and competed for the 18th time last year. They reached the Group 2 Final Four, losing to the Republic of Korea in the semi-finals. However, Germany’s victory over the Czech Republic secured third place in Group 2 and fifteenth place overall. 
The German team have won the World Grand Prix bronze medal twice since 1993, in 2002 and 2009. The team were originally in Group 1 following the restructuring of the competition in 2014, but finished winless in the Intercontinental Round in 2016, leading to their relegation to Group 2.

Coach

Felix Koslowski

Felix Koslowski

34 year-old Felix Koslowski may be one of the youngest coaches in the competition, but the German coach does not fall short on experience, having served as a long-time assistant coach of Italian Giovanni Guidetti. He began playing in 1995 for the youth team of German club Schweriner SC, where he won five titles. He continued his playing career in Tigers Volley Ludwigslust, and also played beach volleyball in national tournaments in 2005. He started coaching in 2003 as assistant of Schweriner SC in the Bundesliga. Koslowski then became Guidetti's assistant for the German Women's National Team in 2006. After several seasons coaching in Italy, he moved back to Germany and coached VfB 91 Suhl from 2010-2013. Koslowski succeeded Luciano Pedulla as coach of the German national team in 2015.

Staff

  • Team Manager Andreas Vollmer
  • Assistant coach Nicki Neubauer
  • Second Assistant Coach Saskia Van Hintum
  • Physiotherapist Christoph Lang

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
USA
15 13 2 11 2 0 1 1 0 40 42 8 5.250 1227 997 1.230
2
Serbia
15 12 3 7 4 1 2 1 0 37 41 15 2.733 1324 1141 1.160
3
Brazil
15 12 3 3 7 2 1 2 0 35 40 20 2.000 1376 1229 1.119
4
Netherlands
15 12 3 6 3 3 1 1 1 34 39 18 2.166 1327 1176 1.128
5
Turkey
15 11 4 5 5 1 3 1 0 35 40 19 2.105 1351 1244 1.086
6
Italy
15 10 5 6 1 3 2 0 3 29 34 22 1.545 1230 1136 1.082
7
Russia
15 8 7 2 4 2 1 0 6 23 26 29 0.896 1194 1198 0.996
8
Poland
15 8 7 3 2 3 1 3 3 22 29 29 1.000 1298 1211 1.071
9
China
15 7 8 5 1 1 2 4 2 22 29 27 1.074 1237 1178 1.050
10
Japan
15 7 8 3 1 3 2 2 4 20 27 31 0.870 1209 1273 0.949
11
Germany
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 6 3 15 23 35 0.657 1220 1315 0.927
12
Korea
15 5 10 2 2 1 0 1 9 14 16 34 0.470 1022 1141 0.895
13
Belgium
15 4 11 2 1 1 1 4 6 12 18 36 0.500 1115 1250 0.892
14
Dominican Republic
15 3 12 2 1 0 3 2 7 12 17 37 0.459 1072 1245 0.861
15
Thailand
15 2 13 1 0 1 2 7 4 7 17 41 0.414 1218 1355 0.898
16
Argentina
15 1 14 1 0 0 0 2 12 3 5 42 0.119 830 1161 0.714

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