Overview

Team profile

Qatar

Qatar’s debut in the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League is groundbreaking, as this will be the senior national team’s first-ever appearance in the premier annual men’s tournament. Qatar will take part in Group 3 along with Slovenia, Tunisia, Venezuela, Greece and Puerto Rico. Qatar’s participation in the World League comes following recent positive results at the 2015 Asian Championship where they finished in fourth place. The team is currently ranked 31st in the world.


Qatar first appeared at the continental championship in 1989, when they finished in 19th place, followed by progressively improving finishes of 12th, 10th and 8th from 1993 to 1997. From 1999 to 2013, Qatar could not break through and the highest finish they achieved was seventh in 2005. However, they came back in 2015 with their highest-ever finish of fourth. The Qataris also finished fourth at the Asian Games in 2006 when they hosted the event in Doha.

Coach

Roberto Piazza

Roberto Piazza

Roberto Piazza was named coach of the Qatar men’s team earlier this year, replacing Argentine coach Juan Manuel Cichello. The 48-year-old will lead Qatar into their first appearance at the 2016 World League. Piazza brings two decades of coaching experience with him, most recently a stint as assistant coach to the German team that won gold at the Azerbaijan 2015 European Games. Recently he coached Greek side Olimpiacos. Piazza played for Parma and Piacenza in the Italian league and won two European Cups. He started coaching at Parma, which he guided to win Italian titles and two Italian Cups. He also led Treviso to three Champions League titles, seven Italian titles and seven Italian Cups, then coached Dinamo Moscow for two seasons, where he won one Russian League title and one Russian Cup. 

Staff

  • Team Manager Mohammed Jassim Al-Kuwari
  • Assistant coach Massimiliano Glaccdrdi
  • Physiotherapist Abdelhafid Semaoui

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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