Overview

Team profile

Cuba

FIVB World Ranking 7

Best Result2010 2

Last Result2010 2

Medals
0 2 2

Runners-up last time out – beating eventual bronze medallists Serbia in the last four before losing to Brazil in the final – it will be a very different Cuba side which will line up for a 14th World Championship appearance in Poland. With many of their stars from the 2010 campaign absent, a new crop of Cuba players will represent their country on the back of an impressive win in the World League Group 3 final in June and a Pan American Cup title in August.

Despite their standing as one of the most consistent nations in men’s volleyball, Cuba have yet to win a World Championship. They have twice finished in second place (1990, 2010) and have also taken the bronze medal on two occasions (1978, 1998).

Since that second-place finish in 1998, the Cubans have seen mostly top-eight finishes in the international arena, with the only blemishes coming via a narrow failure to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games and a 13th-place finish in the 2013 World League.

Five-time winners of the Pan American Games and former World Cup and World League champions, Cuba’s other successes on the world stage include a victory at the 2001 Grand Champions Cup and a 1976 Olympic Games bronze medal.

Coach

Rodolfo Luis Sanchez Sanchez

Rodolfo Luis Sanchez Sanchez

Rodolfo Luis Sanchez Sanchez represented Cuba twice at the Olympic Games as a player. He was part of national teams that finished fourth at Barcelona 1992 and sixth four years later. After turning to coaching, Sanchez guided the Cubans to gold at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and at the NORCECA Under-19 World Championships in Mexico the same year. He also led Cuba’s junior team to bronze at the 2011 Youth World Championship in Argentina. Sanchez was appointed head coach in 2013. His wife Idalmis Gato is a three-time volleyball Olympic champion (1992, 1996, 2000).

Staff

  • Team Manager Omelio Jesus Castillo Perez
  • Assistant coach Victor Andres Garcia Campos
  • Doctor Antonio Jose Iznaga Dapresa
  • Physiotherapist Arvelio Recio Hernandez

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
Brazil
3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 9.000 250 210 1.190
2
Russia
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 258 219 1.178
3
Germany
3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 6 4 1.500 227 219 1.036
4
Canada
3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 6 5 1.200 242 240 1.008
5
Bulgaria
3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 6 1.166 278 276 1.007
6
Finland
3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 8 0.500 264 283 0.932
7
Cuba
3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 9 0.333 249 278 0.895
8
China
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 185 228 0.811

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