Team profile


Kazakhstan make their long-awaited debut in this year's World League when, at No.42, they will be the third lowest-ranked side in the competition ahead of Greece and Montenegro. They have a good chance to start well with home advantage in week one's fixtures as they host games in Taraz before heading to Cairo to complete their Pool H matches against Egypt, Venezuela and Spain. Coached by Andrey Patrakov, the team did not qualify for the Poland 2014 World Championship and last competed in the event in 2006 when they finished 21st, two places lower than their only other appearance at Argentina 2002. At the 2014 Asian Games they won three of their seven matches, beating Hong Kong China, Maldives and Saudi Arabia. Defeat to Chinese Taipei gave them an overall rank of 10th.

Since Kazakhstan's independence in 1992 they have competed at eight Asian Championships. Their best result was a silver medal in 1993 and a year later they took fourth at the Asian Games. More recently in 2013 they finished 10th at the Asian Championships after losing to Chinese Taipei in a classification match and last year they took third in the AVC Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Patrakov is also the coach of domestic side Almaty VC and in 1979 he was awarded the title of ‘Master of Sports of the USSR'.


Patrakov Andrey

Patrakov Andrey

Andrey Patrakov gained a wealth of club experience since he became a coach in 1988, before taking on his national team as head coach. He led club team Azamat to the Asian Club Championship title in 1993 before moving on to Iranian side Zubahan from 1994 to 1998. There he won silver and bronze medals in the Iranian Championship. Patrakov then returned to Kazakhstan, winning multiple national league and cup titles with the Central Army Sports Club. In 2005 he won the AVC Club Championship with Rahat CSKA Almaty. Patrakov also currently coaches club side Almaty VC in Kazakhstan. Prior to the 2015 World League, Kazakhstan's men's team had never before featured in the tournament.


  • Team Manager Rakhimbergenov Marat
  • Assistant coach Gilyazutdinov Rafail
  • Second Assistant Coach Menzhulin Sergey
  • Doctor Ismailov Rustam





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