Overview

Team profile

Serbia

Serbia have enjoyed a brilliant run since 2015, culminating in their incredible 3-2 win over Italy in the final of the 2018 FIVB World Championship at Yokohama to claim a historic gold medal.
Their amazing run began in 2015 when they won silver at the FIVB World Cup and then reached the gold medal match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where in an exhilarating final the Balkan side gave China a real run for their money but eventually lost in four sets and had to settle for an unprecedented 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. 
Before their amazing feat last year, Serbia had won bronze at the 2006 World Championship, but 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 Yugoslavia.
Serbia 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 attempt. Another bronze followed in 2013 and a third in 2017 year when they beat China in the third place playoff in Nanjing.
Serbia finished pool play of the inaugural 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in second place and made it through to the Final Six. However, they missed out on the medals matches and ranked 5th overall.

Coach

Branko Kovačević

Branko Kovačević

After leading Serbia to a silver medal at the 2015 FIVB World Cup, he helped the team take the world by storm with their silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and added the European Championship title in 2017 (the country's and his personal second gold in the competition after 2011) and culminating with the biggest success of all: the gold medal at the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Yokohama. Terzic was appointed coach of Yugoslavia's women's National Team in 2002, guiding them as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003-06 before leading a separate Serbian side from 2007. In 2017 he led Volero Zurich to the bronze medal at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship. This season he has been coaching Fenerbahce Istanbul in the Turkish League and the European Champions League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Dimitrije Pušić
  • Physiotherapist Siniša Mladenović

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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