Overview

Team profile

Netherlands

The Netherlands return to the FIVB World Championship this year after a 16-year hiatus. Last time they qualified for the competition was in 2002, when they ranked ninth. This was seven places below their all-time high of second in 1994, when they lost 3-1 in the final to Italy in Piraeus, Greece.
The 1990s proved to be a decade of success for the Dutch. The Netherlands finished second in the inaugural World League in 1990 and repeated the feat the following year. In 1992 they took silver at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and four years later they won gold at Atlanta 1996, as well as winning the World League title. They were runners-up at the 1994 World Championship and won two silver and two bronze medals in successive European Championships from 1989, before taking gold on home soil in Eindhoven in 1997.
More recently, the Netherlands finished 16th in the last edition of the FIVB World League in 2017, followed by a 14th place later in the same year in the European Championship. 

Coach

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen

Gido Vermeulen transitioned to The Netherlands' men's National Team in 2014 after coaching Spain's women from 2008 to 2012 and the Dutch women from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Dutch junior men's team coach for five years, winning a silver medal with them at the 2004 Junior European Championships. His first major international coaching experience came when he was an assistant coach for his home country's women's team from 1994 to 1998. They won the 1995 European Championship and finished fifth at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. At club level, the 54-year-old has coached teams in his birth city of Amsterdam, as well as in Italy and Spain.

Staff

  • Team Manager Tom Berwers
  • Assistant coach Claudio Gewehr
  • Second Assistant Coach Arne Hendriks
  • Doctor Rob Vesters
  • Physiotherapist Alewijn Huisman

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
Italy
8 7 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 22 23 6 3.833 691 568 1.216
2
Russia
8 6 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 18 21 8 2.625 675 578 1.167
3
Netherlands
8 5 3 0 4 1 0 1 2 14 16 15 1.066 692 661 1.046
4
Finland
8 2 6 0 1 1 1 2 3 6 10 21 0.476 638 719 0.887

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