Overview

Team profile

Slovenia

Slovenia will make their debut in Group 3 of the FIVB Volleyball World League after an impressive performance in 2015 when they finished as runners-up in the European Championship under Italian coach Andrea Giani. Slovenia caused one of the biggest upsets in the competition, defeating favourites Italy in a semifinal, after beating world champions Poland in the quarterfinals. Slovenia went down in the final in straight sets to 2015 World League winners France but nonetheless, they improved their status in the FIVB world ranking from 39th to 25th place.

The Slovenian squad have set one goal for the season – to win Group 3 of the 2016 World League. Coach Giani’s team will prepare locally in Kranjska Gora, then proceed to Montes Claros, Brazil for their foreign preparations with Bernardo Rezende’s team.


Coach

Giani Andrea

Giani Andrea

Slovenia appointed Italian coach Andrea Giani in 2015 and finished as runners-up to World League champions France in the same year’s European Championship. Giani spent his playing career in Parma and Modena, winning five Italian championship crowns and collecting five Italian Cup victories. With Italy, he was capped a record 474 times. He also won three Olympic medals, three consecutive world titles and four European titles. Giani started his coaching career just after his retirement as a player in 2008, becoming the head coach of Italian A1 League team Modena, winning the CEV Challenge Cup in his first season at the helm. In 2009-10, he was named head coach of A2 League team Roma, which he led to the A1 League in his first season in charge. In 2012-13, he moved to BluVolley Verona. Giani also served as an assistant coach with the Italian national team from 2011-2014, winning silver at the European Championships in 2011 and 2013, and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in London.

Staff

  • Team Manager Marinko Damjan
  • Assistant coach De Cecco Matteo
  • Second Assistant Coach Miklavc Samo
  • Doctor Majstorovic Mile
  • Physiotherapist Macuh Marko

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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