Venezuela qualified for the 2015 World League because of Germany's withdrawal and will play as the second seed in Group 3's Pool H after a five-year absence. Their last campaign was in 2009 when they finished 16th and they recorded their best position four years earlier when they were seventh. Coached by Italian Vincenzo Nacci, Venezuela were one point shy of a spot in the second round of the 2014 World Championship in Poland. Their single win came against Cameroon, while they also scored by taking two sets against Australia. The South Americans' best result in the competition came during their maiden appearance in 1960 when they finished 10th.
The strengths of Brazil and Argentina have prevented Venezuela from winning South American Championships but they have nine silver and 12 bronze medals in an event in which they have never finished outside the top four. As a mark of their consistency, Venezuela have now qualified on 11 occasions for the World Championship. They finished ninth at their only Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and eighth at the 2011 Pan American Games. Their finest hour came in 2003 when they defeated Brazil en route to becoming Pan American Games champions.