Cuba have a frustrating record, with results fluctuating over the years as they struggle for consistency. In last year's World League they topped Pool F and then defeated Turkey in a five-set final to win Group 3. In the 2013 edition they finished 13th, just a year after they won bronze at the expense of hosts Bulgaria. This time around in Group 2 they have tests against Argentina, Bulgaria and a Canadian side that impressed when taking joint-seventh place in last year's World Championship, a competition in which Cuba finished joint-11th.
Cuba showed their best and most reliable form in the decade following their World League debut in 1991, when they finished second. In the following eight years they were never out of the top four and won the title in 1998 as well as finishing runners-up another four times. In recent years they have finished fourth twice, in 2009 and 2010, as well as third in 2012. It all gives them an enviable World League medal haul of one gold, five silvers and three bronzes. Only the elite trio of Brazil, Italy and Russia have more medals in the history of the competition. Cuba also won a bronze medal at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, have two silver and two bronze World Championship medals and have won the NORCECA Championship 15 times.