Overview

Team profile

Poland

Poland reached the finals of the 2015 World League but lost in the semi-finals to eventual champions France. In the bronze medal match they were swept by USA, meaning they finished fourth. The Europeans came close to the gold medal at the 2011 World Cup, but took silver after finishing three points behind Russia in the standings. That achievement matched their previous best result in their debut campaign in 1965 when they hosted the competition. In their three other appearances, they finished eighth in 1969 and were fourth in 1977 and in 1981.

They hosted and won the 2014 World Championship for the second time as passionate fans roared them to victory in a spectacular tournament that opened in front of a crowd of 61,500 in Warsaw and ended in a 3-1 triumph over Brazil. The team finished fifth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but in 2013 they failed to qualify out of their first round pool at the World League and European Championship. Poland boasts a long and vibrant volleyball tradition, with the national team having played an important role in the sport's development since their appearance at the inaugural World Championship in 1949. The Poles dominated the international scene in the mid-1970s. More recently, they won the bronze medal in the 2011 World League.

Coach

Antiga Stephane

Antiga Stephane

Stephane Antiga led Poland's men's team to a historic gold medal in front of their home fans at the 2014 World Championships after signing a three-year agreement to coach the team in 2013. Poland just missed out on another medal when they finished fourth in the 2015 World League. Antiga's coaching career follows a successful run as an international and club player. Suresnes-born Antiga represented his national team of France that won silver medals at the 2003 and 2009 European Championships and in the 2006 World League. He also won a bronze medal with France at the 2002 World Championships. In club competitions he won league titles in France and Poland, along with Spain.

Staff

  • Team Manager Tomaszewski Hubert
  • Assistant coach Blain Philippe
  • Second Assistant Coach Janas Wojciech
  • Doctor Sokal Jan
  • Physiotherapist Brandt Pawel

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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