Overview

Team profile

Korea

Korea have participated in all the Olympic tournaments except Moscow 1980 and Barcelona 1992. They twice came close to a podium finish, losing the bronze medal matches in Munich 1972 to North Korea 3-0 and in London 2012 to Japan also 3-0.
At the FIVB World Championships Korea won bronze medals in 1967 and 1974 but have not been on the podium since. They failed to qualify in 2014 but were back in 2018 when they ranked 17th amongst the 24 participants. Korea have also won bronze medals in the first two editions of the FIVB World Cup in 1973 and 1977. At continental level they have never won the Asian Championship (7 silver and 8 bronze), but have taken gold twice (1994 and 2014) at the Asian Games.
Korea have made 18 appearances in the FIVB World Grand Prix winning a single bronze medal through the tournament's history when they beat Japan 3-1 in the deciding match of the 1997 edition.
Korea were 12th overall in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League last year, after completing pool play with a 5-10 record.

Coach

Stefano Lavarini

Stefano Lavarini

Stefano Lavarini took charge of Korea's women's National Team this year, following several years coaching clubs in Italy and most recently in Brazil, where this season he led Minas Tenis Clube of Belo Horizonte to their first Superleague title in 17 years (following two success in the South American Club Championship in 2018 and 2019). Previously, the 40-year-old had been assistant coach to Davide Mazzanti when Bergmo won the Italian national title, before assuming the role of head coach with the club.  

Staff

  • Team Manager Eunjung Kim
  • Assistant coach Kang Sunghyung
  • Doctor Lee Sanghoon

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
China
15 12 3 10 1 1 0 1 2 35 37 12 3.083 1153 973 1.184
2
USA
15 12 3 6 4 2 1 1 1 35 39 17 2.294 1283 1137 1.128
3
Brazil
15 11 4 8 2 1 3 1 0 35 40 16 2.500 1318 1150 1.146
4
Italy
15 11 4 4 5 2 3 0 1 34 39 21 1.857 1375 1233 1.115
5
Turkey
15 11 4 7 2 2 1 1 2 32 36 18 2.000 1259 1109 1.135
6
Poland
15 9 6 1 5 3 2 2 2 26 33 29 1.137 1360 1354 1.004
7
Belgium
15 8 7 3 2 3 1 2 4 22 28 29 0.965 1208 1260 0.958
8
Dominican Republic
15 8 7 0 4 4 1 5 1 21 31 33 0.939 1422 1437 0.989
9
Japan
15 7 8 4 3 0 1 4 3 22 27 27 1.000 1225 1213 1.009
10
Germany
15 7 8 3 3 1 1 1 6 21 24 29 0.827 1169 1180 0.990
11
Netherlands
15 6 9 4 1 1 3 3 3 20 27 30 0.900 1206 1259 0.957
12
Thailand
15 5 10 2 3 0 1 0 9 16 17 33 0.515 1046 1170 0.894
13
Serbia
15 5 10 2 3 0 0 5 5 15 20 33 0.606 1132 1210 0.935
14
Russia
15 3 12 1 2 0 1 5 6 10 16 38 0.421 1112 1283 0.866
15
Korea
15 3 12 2 1 0 0 7 5 9 16 37 0.432 1092 1222 0.893
16
Bulgaria
15 2 13 0 2 0 1 5 7 7 13 41 0.317 1126 1296 0.868

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