Overview

Team profile

Canada

Canada finished third in Group 2’s Pool C at the 2015 World League after winning six and losing six of their 12 matches. Three of their wins came against Cuba while they also defeated Argentina at home in week four. Toronto hosted the 2015 Pan American Games and as home nation Canada beat Puerto Rico to take the bronze medal. Canada will compete at the World Cup for the first time in 12 years when they take to the court in Japan. They last appeared in 2003 and finished seventh. There has been gradual improvement in results in the competition since they were placed 12th in their debut appearance in 1977, 10th in 1995 and eighth in 1999.

The main goal is to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and end a 24-year absence from the competition. In the build-up they finished joint-seventh at the 2014 World Championship and second behind the United States in the NORCECA Championship in 2013. Under the guidance of coach Glenn Hoag – a veteran of the 1980s side considered Canada's best ever – the present crop will be highly motivated to build on their recent good form. Their achievements include a fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, two bronze medals at the Pan American Games (1979 and 1999) and 18 top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.

Coach

Glenn Hoag

Glenn Hoag

Glenn Hoag, who played on Canada's men's team from 1981 to 1986, took over as head coach in 2006. His aim is to replicate the glory of the country's fourth-place finish at the 1984 Olympic Games, the best major result in the country's history. Canada's best World League finish under Hoag is fifth in 2013. They finished equal-seventh in Group 2 in 2015. Hoag has coached several European club teams, most notably Paris Volley in France, who he led to national league, national cup and European Champions League titles in 2001. He also coached ACH Volley in Slovenia and is currently in charge of Arkas Sport in Turkey. Both of Hoag's sons, Nick and Chris, represent Canada.

Staff

  • Team Manager Julien Boucher
  • Assistant coach Vincent Pichette
  • Physiotherapist Jean-Sebastien Hartell

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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