Overview

Team profile

Belgium

Belgium boast a lengthy and proud history of participation in international volleyball but 2014 was the Red Dragons’ World League debut. They will have been reasonably proud of their efforts as they finished third in Group 2, having topped Pool C before losing to France at the semifinal stage of the Final Four. They won the third-place match by defeating the Netherlands in straight sets. They followed that up by coming joint-17th at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship as they won one of their five pool matches and were eliminated on point ratio behind Italy. Last year, they finished 12th overall in the World League. They are now ranked No. 21 in the world.

Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive fashion in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium's international volleyball history dates back to the 1948 European Championship when the team finished fifth. They enjoyed a solitary trip to the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968. 2014 was their first World Championship outing since 1978 and they have largely been restricted to competing at European level.

Coach

Dominique Baeyens

Dominique Baeyens

In 2014, Dominique Baeyens led Belgium's men's team to their first FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship appearance in 36 years. They finished equal 17th. Previously he had coached the team to gold in the 2013 European League. In the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League he guided Belgium to a third-place finish in Group 2 in their first appearance in the event. Before taking over the national team in 2012, Baeyens had coached Belgian club teams Cera Tarnat, Zellik and Knack Roeselare. With the latter he won six national titles, four Belgian Cups and five Belgian Supercups. He has been named Belgium's Coach of the Year eight times. As a player he won the Belgian Cup with Kruikenburg.

Staff

  • Team Manager Marnix Acar
  • Assistant coach Christophe Achten
  • Second Assistant Coach Kris Tanghe
  • Physiotherapist Maarten Klaps

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
Argentina
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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