Overview

Team profile

Korea

Korea will contest their 10th successive World League hoping to surpass their recent high point of a ninth-place finish in 2007, or even their all-time best mark of sixth in 1995. Last year they finished joint-last in Group 2 with Japan. They were bottom of Pool E, winning just three of their 12 matches. In the 2014 World Championship they could not progress beyond the first round and took an overall ranking of joint-17th as they missed out on qualification from their pool by two points, with their solitary win coming against bottom side Tunisia. Their season concluded with the Asian Games on home soil, but they had to settle for third place, defeating China in the bronze medal match. 

Korea's first notable appearance on the international stage was at the 1956 World Championship. They have since featured in eight Olympic Games, although they have been absent from the last three. Although they won successive Asian Championships in 2001 and 2003, their recent record makes for solid if unspectacular reading. They came third at the championships four times from 2005 to 2011 before a silver medal in 2013. In the World League, Korea finished 13th in 2008, 14th in 2009, 16th in 2010, 13th in 2011, 14th in 2012, and 15th in 2013. They were 11th at the 2007 World Cup.

Coach

Moon Yongkwan

Moon Yongkwan

Moon Yong-Kwan took over as head coach of his native country's men's team in April 2015. He had previously coached the national team at the 1993 University Games and also spent time coaching the team in 1997. Moon played for the South Korea team from 1978 to 1986, winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 Asian Games respectively. In addition to playing and coaching for the national team, Moon also spent time as a television commentator, as well as in an official role as project director for the Korean Volleyball Federation. Korea's 2014 World League effort saw them finish equal eleventh with Japan in Group 2.

Staff

  • Team Manager Park Kiwon
  • Assistant coach Yang Jinwoong
  • Second Assistant Coach Ju Sunghun
  • Doctor Lee Junhwan/Lee Sanghoon/Lee Hyunsam
  • Physiotherapist Nam Hyoungchun/Park Seungah

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
France
12 12 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 35 36 5 7.200 1017 821 1.238
2
Japan
12 5 7 3 2 0 2 0 5 17 19 23 0.826 914 946 0.966
3
Czech Republic
12 5 7 1 1 3 0 3 4 12 18 28 0.642 984 1068 0.921
4
Korea
12 2 10 1 1 0 2 4 4 8 14 31 0.451 962 1042 0.923

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