Overview

Team profile

Turkey

Head coach Emanuele Zanini could be proud of his team on their FIVB Volleyball World League debut in 2014 when they reached the Final Four in Group 3 after finishing second in their pool behind Cuba. On home soil in Bursa, they swept Slovakia in their semifinal before losing in five sets to Cuba in the final. Zanini's side did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship but in the 2014 European League they finished fourth in Pool B behind Slovenia, Macedonia and Austria and eighth out of 10 teams overall. In 2015, Turkey finished joint-fifth in World League Group 3. They earned five victories and had one loss to the hands of Montenegro in the preliminary round.

The team's record in top-level competition dates back to the 1950s, when they finished 22nd in the 1956 FIVB Volleyball World Championship and 12th in the 1958 European Championship. After competing in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 European Championships, they had to wait 36 years for their next appearance. They have made three appearances in World Championships, losing to Russia, Australia and Serbia and Montenegro in their most recent campaign in 1998.

Coach

Emanuelle Zanini

Emanuelle Zanini

Italian Emanuele Zanini led Turkey's men's team in their first World League appearance in 2014, in which they finished second in Group 3. Before taking up his post with Turkey in 2013, Zanini spent four seasons as Slovakia's men's team coach. He guided them to European League championships in 2008 and 2011 and was named the country's Coach of the Year in 2010. Zanini was also an assistant coach and trainer with Italy's men's team from 1999 to 2000, when they won gold medals at the 1999 European Championships, the 1999 and 2000 World Leagues and bronze medals at the 1999 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup and 2000 Olympic Games. He has coached club teams in Italy, Slovakia, Austria and France.

Staff

  • Team Manager Feyzi Bakir
  • Assistant coach Ali Yilmaz
  • Second Assistant Coach Caglar Dayi
  • Doctor Abdulaziz Turksoylu
  • Physiotherapist Murat Aydin

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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