Overview

Team profile

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic are looking to revive the glory days of the team that played under the Czechoslovakian flag. At the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League, the Czech Republic produced five victories in their 12 matches in Preliminary Round Pool D. In the 2014 edition they won six and lost six in Pool E, missing out on qualification and finishing joint-eighth in Group 2. The Czech Republic did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.

The Czechoslovakian team’s first participations in international competitions saw them win a gold medal at the inaugural European Championship in 1948 which kick-started a golden age for the team. They won two more European crowns in 1955 and 1958, two golds at the World Championships of 1956 and 1966, and a further eight medals in other elite tournaments. They took silver at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games and followed that with the bronze four years later in Mexico City. The Czechs also earned a surprise fourth-place finish in the 2003 edition of the World League. However, it would be their last appearance for a decade and they are now ranked No. 28 in the world.

Coach

Miguel Angel Falasca Fernandes

Miguel Angel Falasca Fernandes



Miguel Angel Falasca Fernandez was born in Mendoza, Argentina. His father Juan Carlos is a former Argentine national team player and his mother is from Spain. At the age of 16, Miguel and his family moved to Spain and continued his passion for the game. He was then selected to play for the Spanish national team from 1993 to 2009. As a national team player, he saw action at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, won gold at the 2007 European Championship and was a multi-medallist in the European League, with a gold in 2007, silver in 2009 and bronze in 2005. He was also named Best Setter at the 2007 World Cup. As a club player, he was a three-time Spanish champion and a three-time Polish champion. He retired from playing and started coaching in 2013 for Polish club PGE Skra Beltachow. He stayed with the club until the 2016 Champions League. He assumed the role of national team coach of the Czech Republic in February 2016.

Staff

  • Team Manager Jiri Popelka
  • Assistant coach Michal Nekola
  • Second Assistant Coach Fabio Storti
  • Doctor Oldrich Vastl
  • Physiotherapist Martin Sedlak

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
Canada
9 8 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 24 26 7 3.714 787 677 1.162
2
Turkey
9 8 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 21 25 10 2.500 813 756 1.075
3
Netherlands
9 6 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 19 22 15 1.466 839 768 1.092
4
Finland
9 6 3 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 22 16 1.375 858 826 1.038
5
Czech Republic
9 5 4 1 1 3 1 2 1 13 19 19 1.000 837 850 0.984
6
China
9 4 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 12 13 17 0.764 681 681 1.000
7
Egypt
9 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 3 11 15 20 0.750 781 816 0.957
8
Slovakia
9 3 6 0 2 1 2 2 2 10 15 22 0.681 788 843 0.934
9
Cuba
9 3 6 0 0 3 3 3 0 9 18 24 0.750 891 917 0.971
10
Korea
9 3 6 1 0 2 2 1 3 9 14 22 0.636 804 820 0.980
11
Japan
9 2 7 2 0 0 3 2 2 9 14 21 0.666 763 803 0.950
12
Portugal
9 2 7 1 0 1 2 3 2 7 13 23 0.565 758 843 0.899

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