Overview

Team profile

Poland

In 18 FIVB Volleyball World League participations, reigning world champions Poland’s best finish was a first place in 2012, which came after a bronze medal in the previous year. In 2015, they reached the final round of the premier annual men’s tournament, but lost in the semifinals to eventual champions France. In the bronze medal match, they were swept by USA.

Poland boasts a long and vibrant volleyball tradition, with the national team having played an important role in the development of the sport since their appearance at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 1949. They won their first World Championship gold in 1974. Thirty years later they seized their second gold medal when they hosted the 2014 World Championship.

The Poles dominated the international scene in the mid-1970s. They have participated in the Olympic Games eight times, winning gold in Montreal in 1976. They first appeared in the Olympics in 1968 and finished in fifth place. In the last three cycles, they earned three equal-fifth place finishes. They qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by winning the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.

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 and Spain.

Staff

  • Team Manager Szyszko Mariusz
  • Assistant coach Blain Philippe
  • Second Assistant Coach Janas Wojciech
  • Physiotherapist Brandt Pawel / Kaczmarczyk Oskar

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
Serbia
2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 4 1.250 195 194 1.005
2
France
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 5 1.000 213 208 1.024
3
Poland
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 192 198 0.969

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