Overview

Team profile

Netherlands

The Netherlands ended a three-year absence from the FIVB Volleyball World League by returning in 2013 with a 14th-place finish. They finished fourth in Group 2 in 2014 after topping Pool E. The Dutch failed to qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. In 2015, they finished second in World League Group 2’s Pool E with nine wins and three losses. They started with three straight victories before losing at home against Belgium in straight sets. They made another three-match winning run but Portugal were able to stop them before they won two more matches against Finland and Belgium for a joint-fifth finish. Coach Guido Vermeulen now guides the Dutch team.

The 1990s were a glorious decade for the Dutch. They finished second in the inaugural World League in 1990 and repeated the feat the following year. In 1992 they took silver at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and four years later they won gold at Atlanta as well as winning the World League title. They were runners-up at the 1994 World Championship and won two silver medals and two bronzes in successive European Championships from 1989 before taking gold on home soil in Eindhoven in 1997.

Coach

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen transitioned to the Netherlands' men's team in 2014 after coaching Spain's women's team from 2008 to 2012 and the Dutch women's team from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Dutch junior men's team coach for five years, winning a silver medal with them at the 2004 Junior European Championships. His first major international coaching experience came when he was an assistant coach for his home country's women's team from 1994 to 1998. They won the 1995 European Championship and finished fifth at the 1996 Olympic Games. At a club level, Vermeulen has coached teams in his birth city of Amsterdam, as well as in Italy and Spain.

Staff

  • Team Manager Willeke Heijndijk
  • Assistant coach Ron Zwerver
  • Doctor Rob Vesters
  • Physiotherapist Stephan Lutjenkossink

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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