Serbia (including Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro) will be competing in the FIVB World Championship for the 10th time. The country’s best success to date came in 1998 in Tokyo, when they won a silver medal after losing out in the final to Italy. They also picked up a bronze medal in 2010, after beating Italy 3-1 in the third-place playoff.
Serbia's greatest volleyball moment was gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, after a bronze at Atlanta 1996, both under coach Zoran Gajic, who is now President of the Serbian Volleyball Federation.
Serbia are not short of continental success, having been crowned European champions twice, in 2001 and 2011. In the latest edition of the European Championship, Serbia won their eighth bronze in the history of the competition, defeating Belgium in five sets in the third-place playoff.
After five silver medals, Serbia became World League champions in 2016, winning their first gold medal in the competition with a straight-sets win over Brazil in the final at Krakow's Tauron Arena.
Serbia are one of the FIVB’s core teams in the Volleyball Nations League and, in the inaugural edition, they finished pool play in fourth place on an 11-4 record, qualifying for the Final Six in Lille.