Overview

Team profile

Cuba

The Cuban men's team may have been overshadowed by their female counterparts, but the men have had a fair share of glory with four World Championship medals in their 14 appearances to date in the competition. The Caribbean team have picked up bronze in 1978 and 1998, as well as silver in 1990 and 2010. 

Cuba's men were also the first to earn their country an Olympic medal in volleyball - a bronze at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games when they beat Japan 3-0 for third place.

They won the 1989 FIVB World Cup and 2001 FIVB Grand Champions Cup and a single FIVB World League title in 1998.

At continental level Cuba have also won the NORCECA Championship 15 times, in addition to five gold medals at the Pan-American Games.

This year, at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia, Cuba finished fourth after losing in five sets to Mexico in the bronze medal match.

Coach

Niclas Ernesto Vives Coffigny

Niclas Ernesto Vives Coffigny

Appointed as head coach just days before Rio 2016, Nicolas Vives Coffigny marked Cuba's return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 16 years with the last time they appeared in the competition. The 47-year-old was a player for Cuba last time the Caribbean nation competed at the Olympics, in Sydney 2000, where they ranked 7th. After embarking on his coaching career, Vives served as assistant coach in various international competitions, including the 2012 FIVB World Championship, where Cuba won the silver medal.

Staff

  • Team Manager Ariel Sainz Rodriguez
  • Assistant coach Yosvany Muñoz Perez
  • Doctor Antonio Jose Iznaga Dapresa
  • Physiotherapist Pedro Roche Ricard

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
Poland
5 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 15 15 3 5.000 445 343 1.297
2
Iran
5 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 11 12 7 1.714 437 400 1.092
3
Bulgaria
5 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 6 1.833 395 368 1.073
4
Finland
5 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 9 12 0.750 453 471 0.961
5
Cuba
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 6 13 0.461 392 436 0.899
6
Puerto Rico
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 15 0.200 331 435 0.760

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