Overview

Team profile

Korea

Korea will contest their 11th successive FIVB Volleyball World League hoping to surpass their recent high point of a ninth-place finish in 2007, or even their all-time best mark of sixth in 1995. In 2015 they finished fourth in Pool D in Group 2, with only two victories in 12 matches. The previous year, they finished joint-last in Group 2 with Japan. They were bottom of Pool E, winning just three of their 12 matches. In the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship they could not progress beyond the first round and took an overall ranking of joint-17th as they missed out on qualification from their pool by two points, with their solitary win coming against bottom side Tunisia. Their season concluded with the Asian Games on home soil, but they had to settle for third place, defeating China in the bronze medal match.

Korea's first notable appearance on the international stage was at the 1956 World Championship. They have since featured in eight Olympic Games, although they have been absent from the last three. In the World League, Korea finished 13th in 2008, 14th in 2009, 16th in 2010, 13th in 2011, 14th in 2012, and 15th in 2013. They were 11th at the 2007 World Cup.

Coach

Kim Namsung

Kim Namsung

 Kim Nam Sung took over as head coach of his native country’s men’s team this year. He started coaching at age 29 at Sungkyunkwan University. He placed the name of the university on the Korean volleyball map and discovered many talents that have starred in the national teams and at the country’s clubs. Among his achievements with the national team were the victories at the 1987 Youth World Championship, 1989 AVC Championship and the 1995 University Games. The Korean Volleyball Association unanimously chose him to return and head the national team at the 2016 World League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Kim Gunwoo
  • Assistant coach Kim Sunghyun
  • Second Assistant Coach Lee Kyungsoo
  • Doctor Lee Jaehyup
  • Physiotherapist Park Chanho

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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