Overview

Team profile

Belgium

Belgium boast a long and proud history of
participation in international volleyball, having been present at the first
ever FIVB World Championship in 1949, when they ranked ninth.


Belgium’s international volleyball history dates
back to the 1948 European Championship when the team finished fifth. At the
2017 European Championship Belgium finished fourth.


They made their FIVB World League debut in 2014 and
were promoted to Group 1 in 2016. In 2017, they finished seventh in Group 1 of
FIVB World league, their highest ranking in the competition’s history. 
The 'Red Dragons' competed consistently in the
World Championship until 1978, before a 36-year hiatus, marking their return to
the competition in 2014.
Belgium currently sit 15th in the FIVB World
Ranking and in 2013 won the European League title for the first time in
impressive fashion, sweeping the Czech Republic in the semi-final before doing
the same to Croatia in the gold medal match. Belgium fans will be hoping for a
return to this scintillating form as they look to cause an upset in
Turin. 

Coach

Andrea Anastasi

Andrea Anastasi

Andrea Anastasi played 141 matches for the Italian national side including an FIVB World Championship and FIVB World League title in 1990 before beginning his coaching career in 1994. Belgium is the fourth national team that the 57-year-old leads. In his first year as Italian head coach, in 1999, he stunned the world by winning both the World League and the European Championship. One year later he managed to win the World League for the second time in a row and Italy claimed the bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2007 he again took European gold, this time as head coach of Spain. In his second period as Italian head coach he led the team to fourth places at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the 2010 World Championship. He later led Poland to the gold medal in the 2012 World League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Damian Musiak
  • Assistant coach Brecht Van Kerckhove
  • Second Assistant Coach Karol Redzioch
  • Doctor Liesbeth Van Valckenborgh
  • Physiotherapist Styn Vereecken

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
Russia
8 6 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 18 21 8 2.625 675 578 1.167
2
Serbia
8 6 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 17 20 12 1.666 707 677 1.044
3
Canada
8 5 3 2 1 2 0 3 0 13 18 14 1.285 712 694 1.025
4
Belgium
8 4 4 2 2 0 2 0 2 14 16 14 1.142 667 657 1.015

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