Overview

Team profile

Serbia

The Serbian women’s team have enjoyed a brilliant run since 2015, first claiming silver at the 2015 FIVB World Cup and then reaching the final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In an exhilarating final, Serbia gave China a real run for their money but eventually lost in four sets and had to settle for a historic silver medal. However, they topped their Rio success with gold at the 2017 European Championship, beating the Netherlands in the final.
Prior to Rio 2016, Serbia’s best Olympic performance came at the Beijing 2008 Games, where they finished in fifth place. The team’s only other appearance was at the London 2012 Games, where they finished in eleventh place. 
Serbia won bronze at the 2006 FIVB World Championship. Since then, they have finished eighth in 2010 and seventh in 2014. On a continental level, Serbia won European Championship silver in 2007 and gold in 2011. More recently, they won bronze in 2015 and the gold for a second time in last year’s Championship. Serbia also hold a European bronze from 1951 as SFR Yugoslavia.
Serbia have competed in the last seven consecutive editions of the FIVB World Grand Prix, after their first appearance in 2011. They immediately reached the podium, winning bronze in their first competition. Another bronze followed in 2013 and a third last year when they beat China in the third place playoff in Nanjing.

Coach

Terzić Zoran

Terzić Zoran

After leading Serbia to a silver medal at the 2015 FIVB World Cup, Terzic has helped the team take the world by storm with their silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and subsequent European Championship title in 2017 (the country's and his personal second gold in the competition after 2011). Terzic was appointed coach of Yugoslavia's Women's National Team in 2002, and then guided them as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003-06 before leading a separate Serbian side from 2007. During the last club season, he coached Dinamo Moscow in Russia's Superleague, following a stint with Swizterland's Volero Zurich, a side he led to the bronze medal at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Vilimanović Gordan
  • Assistant coach Kovačević Branko
  • Second Assistant Coach Vladisavljev Aleksandar
  • Doctor Aleksandrić Dejan
  • Physiotherapist Mladenović Siniša

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
2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 2 3.000 182 165 1.103
2
Turkey
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 5 1.000 202 206 0.980
3
Serbia
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 0.333 171 184 0.929

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