Overview

Team profile

Italy

The Italian women’s team were sole World Championship triumph came in Germany, in 2002. They have since narrowly missed out on winning the bronze medal twice, losing the 2006 third place playoff in Osaka 3-0 to Serbia and Montenegro, and the 2014 playoff 3-2 to Brazil at home in Milan.
The Italian team have won the FIVB Volleyball World Cup twice, in 2007 and 2011, as well as the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in 2009. Italy have been consistent participants in the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000 and have made the quarterfinals three times: at the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. At Rio 2016, they finished in ninth place overall. 
Last year Italy took part in their nineteenth FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, losing to Brazil in five sets in the final in Nanjing. This was the team’s third silver medal in the history of the competition, mirroring their 2004 and 2005 campaigns. Italy have also won bronze medals in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, but are yet to climb on the highest step of the podium.
On a continental level, Italy have won a host of medals at the European Championships, including gold in 2007 and 2009.

Coach

Davide Mazzanti

Davide Mazzanti

After the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Davide Mazzanti replaced Marco Bonitta at the helm of Italy's Women's National Team. Born in Fano in 1976, Mazzanti coached several clubs in the Italian leagues before moving to the National Team, including his latest stint with Imoco Conegliano for the previous two seasons. He was assistant coach to Lorenzo Micelli at Bergamo when the team won the 2009 European Champions League. As head coach, he led Bergamo to the national title in 2011, and added two more titles in 2015 with Pomi Casalmaggiore, and then in 2016 with Imoco Conegliano.

Staff

  • Team Manager Marcello Capucchio
  • Assistant coach Bregoli Giulio Cesare
  • Second Assistant Coach Bendandi Simone
  • Doctor Roberto Vannicelli
  • Physiotherapist Moreno Mascheroni

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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