Overview

Team profile

Korea

FIVB World Ranking 19

Best Result1978 4

Last Result2006 17

Medals
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Although the glory days of the late 1970s and early 1980s may be behind them, Korea enter the 2014 World Championship targeting a top-10 finish. In the eight world championships it has previously competed in, Korea have finished in the top 10 on three occasions, with their best performance so far a fourth place in Italy in 1978, followed by eighth in 1982 and 1994. In their most recent appearance in the tournament, in 2006, Korea finished in 17th place.

Champions of Asia on four occasions – most recently in 2003 – Korea have enjoyed more success closer to home. In the three most recent Asian Games they collected gold in 2002 and 2006 and finished with bronze in 2010. In Poland, the team will look to build on their second place finish at the 2013 Asian Championship, while overlooking a disappointing 15th place finish at the 2013 World League and a 19th in the 2014 edition. Their 2013 campaign was blighted by an injury to key player Moon Sung-Min.

The team will be looking to use this World Championship as a jumping-off point towards qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The nation’s last appearance at an Olympics was at Sydney 2000, when they finished ninth.

Coach

Park Kiwon

Park Kiwon



Park Kiwon is a veteran of international volleyball. He played for Korea from 1972-78, competing at the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games. Park won a gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games in Thailand and was a member of the Korean team that finished fourth at the 1978 World Championship in Italy. Highlights of his coaching include taking Iran’s men’s team to a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games and a bronze at the following year’s Asian Championship. In 2013 he led the Korean men’s team to a silver medal at the Asian Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Kim Daewook
  • Assistant coach Im Dohun
  • Second Assistant Coach Ju Sunghun
  • Doctor Ha Sangchul

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
5 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 15 3 5.000 428 352 1.215
2
Germany
5 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 12 12 5 2.400 398 338 1.177
3
Finland
5 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 8 10 8 1.250 415 396 1.047
4
Cuba
5 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 9 12 0.750 448 466 0.961
5
Korea
5 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 6 13 0.461 390 441 0.884
6
Tunisia
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 4 15 0.266 361 447 0.807