Overview

Team profile

Spain

Spain competed at every World League between 1995 and 2004, but 2014 was only their second in the following 10 years. In last year's tournament they finished joint-fifth in Group 3 having taken third place in Pool G by winning matches against Puerto Rico and Slovakia in five sets. This year, Kazakhstan is the destination for their first set of matches against the hosts along with Egypt and Venezuela. Spain's best result in the tournament is fifth, which they achieved in 1999, 2002 and 2003. After a 12th-place finish at the Italy 2010 World Championship, the Europeans did not qualify for the 2014 edition. Their best result in that competition was an eighth-place finish at their debut event in 1998.
 
The high point of Spanish volleyball history was the team's victory at the 2007 European Championship. Coached by Andrea Anastasi, they won every match in both group stages before beating Finland in the semifinal and hosts Russia in the final. The Spanish have also achieved continental success in the European League, winning the competition in 2007 and taking silver three times since. They have competed at two Olympic Games, finishing ninth at Sydney 2000 and eighth at Barcelona 1992.

Coach

Muñoz, Fernando

Muñoz, Fernando

Fernando Munoz splits his time as head coach of Spain's men's team and Turkish men's club team Ziraat Ankara. Munoz, from Madrid, took over the top role with Spain in 2011. That year they won a silver medal at the 2011 European League. The next year they won bronze at the event. He previously spent time as assistant coach of Spain's team and in various roles with the country's national junior teams. His club coaching career includes roles in Spain, Italy and Turkey. In his home country he coached teams to four league titles, two Cups of Spain and two Spanish Super Cups. In Turkey he won a league title, a Turkish Cup and the 2008/09 CEV Challenge Cup.

Staff

  • Team Manager Rivera, Miguel
  • Assistant coach Carreño, Carlos
  • Doctor Vallejo, Juan Antonio
  • Physiotherapist Etemad. Omid

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
Egypt
6 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 16 17 5 3.400 518 447 1.158
2
Spain
6 5 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 14 16 7 2.285 531 488 1.088
3
Kazakhstan
6 1 5 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 7 17 0.411 495 561 0.882
4
Venezuela
6 1 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 6 17 0.352 492 540 0.911

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