Overview

Team profile

Poland

FIVB World Ranking 5

Best Result1974 1

Last Result2010 13

Medals
1 1 0

Host nation Poland have competed in all but two World Championships since the inaugural 1949 event. The Poles missed out in 1990 and 1994. They have won two medals in the competition – a gold in 1974 and a silver in 2006.

While Poland did not collect a bounty of medals between 1949 and 1986, the nation also never fell below the top 10 in the standings in that time. Last time out, in Italy four years ago, Poland finished in 13th place.

With the benefit of passionate home support, the Poles enter this year’s tournament with high hopes after some promising, albeit variable, results in recent seasons. Poland won the 2012 World League but failed to qualify for the Finals in 2013.
 
In 2014 they were denied a place in the Finals on set ratio, finishing fourth in Pool A of Group 1 and seventh overall.

In another major tournaments Poland took silver at the 2011 World Cup, but then finished fifth at the London 2012 Olympic Games and ninth at the 2013 European Championship.

Coach

Antiga Stephane

Antiga Stephane



Stéphane Antiga played in his native France and later in Italy, Spain and Poland. He won league titles in France, Spain and Poland. Antiga played 306 matches for the French national side between 1998 and 2010 and also captained the squad. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championship. He signed for PGE Skra Belchatow in 2007. He left the club in 2011 but returned in 2013. He retired from playing after helping PGE Skra to win the Polish Championship in 2014. In October 2013, he signed a three-year contract as coach of Poland’s men’s team.


  • Team Manager Tomaszewski Hubert
  • Assistant coach Blain Philippe
  • Second Assistant Coach Janas Wojciech
  • Doctor Sokal Jan
  • Physiotherapist Brandt Pawel

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 6 4 1.500 211 210 1.004
2
Brazil
2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 3 1.666 180 166 1.084
3
Russia
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 0.333 168 183 0.918

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