Overview

Team profile

Montenegro

Montenegro competed at the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League for the first time since the country's independence in 2006 when they entered as Serbia and Montenegro. They were the lowest-ranked side in the tournament in joint-86th place, but they took heart from their 2014 campaign when they were crowned champions of the European League. In what was their first gold medal in a major international competition, they won their pool with six wins from eight matches, defeated Macedonia at the semifinal stage and beat Greece in a two-legged final. Last year, they put on another impressive performance when they won five of their six matches in the Group 3 Preliminary Round. They lost the Group 3 final to Egypt.

Montenegro will rely on the likes of European League MVP Milos Culafic to push them on this season. Competing as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006, they finished second in the 2003 and 2005 World Leagues, equal-fifth at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and fourth at the 2006 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. The team's head coach is Serbian Slobodan Boskan, who played in the Yugoslavia team which won the gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Coach

Slobodan Boskan

Slobodan Boskan

Serbian Slobodan Boskan led Montenegro men's national team to gold medal success in the 2014 European League in his first year in charge. Prior to the 2015 World League, Montenegro's men's team had never before featured in the tournament. Before becoming head coach of Montenegro's men's team, Boskan, who was born in the city of Novi Sad, won gold medals as a player with Yugoslavia at the 2000 Olympic Games and 2001 European Championships. He also played for the French club team Tours VB when they won the 2004/05 European Champions League title. Boskan also currently serves as the coach of Montenegro club team Budvanska Rivijera Budvam and owns Serbian club side OK Dunav Volley.

Staff

  • Team Manager Ivan Boskovic
  • Assistant coach Vladimir Rackovic
  • Second Assistant Coach Ana Mucalica
  • Doctor Miroslav Kezunovic
  • Physiotherapist Vladimir Dragojevic

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
Slovenia
6 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 15 16 5 3.200 513 441 1.163
2
Greece
6 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 15 15 6 2.500 516 462 1.116
3
Chinese Taipei
6 4 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 12 13 9 1.444 530 515 1.029
4
Montenegro
6 4 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 12 16 12 1.333 628 599 1.048
5
Venezuela
6 4 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 10 14 11 1.272 576 557 1.034
6
Qatar
6 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 9 11 10 1.100 477 480 0.993
7
Spain
6 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 13 12 1.083 556 552 1.007
8
Tunisia
6 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 8 10 13 0.769 537 549 0.978
9
Germany
6 2 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 7 11 13 0.846 534 535 0.998
10
Mexico
6 1 5 0 1 0 2 3 0 5 10 16 0.625 546 590 0.925
11
Kazakhstan
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 423 478 0.884
12
Puerto Rico
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 397 475 0.835

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