Overview

Team profile

Korea

The Republic of Korea women’s volleyball team have participated in all of the Olympic tournaments except for the Moscow 1980 and Barcelona 1992 Games. They defeated Hungary to win bronze in Montreal in 1976 and also came close to a medal on two occasions, losing the bronze medal matches to North Korea at Munich 1972 and to Japan at London 2012.
At the FIVB World Championship, Korea won bronze medals in 1967 and 1974, but have not been on the podium since. They also failed to qualify in the most recent edition in 2014. Korea won bronze medals in the first two editions of the FIVB World Cup in 1973 and 1977. On a continental level, they have won seven silver and 8 bronze medals at the Asian Championship. They have also won the gold twice at the Asian Games, in 1994 and 2014.
After missing out on the previous two editions, Korea returned to the FIVB World Grand Prix last year for their eighteenth appearance. They made the Final Four of Group 2 and beat Germany in five sets in the semi-finals before losing in straight sets to Poland in the final. Korea won bronze in 1997 after a 3-1 win over Japan in the deciding match of the finals pool.

Coach

Cha Haewon

Cha Haewon

Cha Haewon began as an assistant coach with his country's U-20 women's national team in 1999. He took responsibility for the senior team in 2013 and led Korea to third place at the Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship later the same year.

Also head coach of Korea Expressway Corporation Women's Volleyball Club from 1998 to 2002 and Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders Women's Volleyball Club from 2011 to 2013, he returns to lead Korea in the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. "I feel a great responsibilty as head coach and will do my best to make Korea's women's team better than ever before."

Staff

  • Team Manager Kim Jieun
  • Assistant coach Shin Dongin
  • Second Assistant Coach Hwang Jungwook
  • Doctor Cho Sunhae

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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