Overview

Team profile

Australia

The Volleyroos side will continue their journey towards the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games under Italian head coach Roberto Santilli, who replaced veteran Argentine coach Jon Uriarte in February. In this year’s World League they ended bottom of Group 1's Pool A, but did pick up wins against Italy and silver medallists Serbia, showing they are approaching the ability to match some of the world’s best teams. This will be Australia’s second appearance at the World Cup after finishing eighth at the 2007 edition ahead of hosts Japan. They represented Asia at the 2014 World Championship, finishing joint-15th after reaching the second round in Poland.
 
The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity since, particularly in schools and recreation centres. The national team has been supported by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) since 1990 and based in Canberra since 1997. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team were eighth, beating Spain in the process and winning a set against then world champions Italy. Australia have shown steady improvement, including an appearance at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where they were equal ninth, and victory in the Asian Championship in 2007.

Coach

Santilli Roberto

Santilli Roberto

Roberto Santilli was named Australia's men's head coach in February 2015, guiding them to a fourth-place finish in Pool A of Group 1 in the 2015 World League. Before taking over the Volleyroos, Santilli coached for the Italian Federation from 2001 to 2004, when he led the junior national team and held the position of technical staff member for Italy's men's team. Santilli was a consultant and assistant to the men's Germany team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships. He coached several clubs in Italy from 1995 to 2007 before taking over at Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland from 2007 to 2010. He also coached Iskra Odintsovo in Russia and MKS Banimex Bedzin in Poland.

Staff

  • Team Manager Mchoul William
  • Assistant coach Hardy Benjamin Kirk
  • Second Assistant Coach Poetto Giorgio
  • Doctor Howse Charles
  • Physiotherapist Austin Darren

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
USA
11 10 1 7 3 0 0 1 0 30 31 6 5.166 899 746 1.205
2
Italy
11 10 1 6 3 1 0 0 1 29 30 8 3.750 918 780 1.176
3
Poland
11 10 1 3 6 1 0 1 0 29 31 11 2.818 1011 884 1.143
4
Russia
11 8 3 6 1 1 0 1 2 23 25 12 2.083 885 794 1.114
5
Argentina
11 7 4 4 2 1 1 3 0 21 26 16 1.625 985 922 1.068
6
Japan
11 5 6 3 1 1 2 2 2 16 21 21 1.000 928 934 0.993
7
Canada
11 5 6 3 0 2 0 3 3 13 18 22 0.818 886 940 0.942
8
Iran
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 2 4 12 16 24 0.666 905 893 1.013
9
Australia
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 1 5 12 15 24 0.625 831 925 0.898
10
Egypt
11 2 9 0 1 1 3 1 5 8 13 30 0.433 889 976 0.910
11
Venezuela
11 1 10 0 0 1 1 3 6 3 8 32 0.250 815 981 0.830
12
Tunisia
11 0 11 0 0 0 2 1 8 2 5 33 0.151 747 924 0.808

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