Overview

Team profile

Venezuela

Venezuela are seeking for a follow-up Olympic appearance since their debut in Beijing in 2008, when they completed their stint at equal-ninth. The strengths of Brazil and Argentina have prevented Venezuela from winning the 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 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, but they did not compete in Canada in 2015.
Last year, they qualified for the World League because of Germany’s withdrawal. In their first appearance in the competition after a five-year absence, they finished bottom of their Group 3 pool with only one win, against Kazakhstan. Their World Cup record is brief. The only time they competed was in 2003 when they finished eighth with four wins. Coached by Italian Vincenzo Nacci, Venezuela were one point short of a place in the second round of the 2014 World Championship in Poland. Their only win came against Cameroon, while they also scored by taking two sets against Australia. 

Coach

Vincenzo Nacci

Vincenzo Nacci

Vincenzo Nacci took over as coach of the Venezuelan men's team in 2014, describing his role as a new adventure and an honour. Before the 2015 World League, Venezuela had not appeared in the event since 2009 when they finished last in 16th place. Nacci also guided multiple club teams at various levels in his home country of Italy, and has experience coaching youth teams. His first head-coaching role came with Italian club Volley Corigliano during the 2008/09 season, earning them promotion from Serie B1 in the 2010/11 season. He later coached club side Virtus Potenza, where he also spent time as a player, but gave the role up when he took over the helm of Venezuela.

  • Assistant coach Chambesr Hernandez
  • Second Assistant Coach Antonello Adriani
  • Doctor Armando Camara
  • Physiotherapist Benni Sosa

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Poland
7 6 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 19 9 2.111 639 584 1.094
2
Iran
7 6 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 15 18 11 1.636 668 637 1.048
3
France
7 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 15 17 10 1.700 637 571 1.115
4
Canada
7 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 12 16 14 1.142 654 640 1.021
5
Australia
7 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 10 12 14 0.857 599 612 0.978
6
China
7 2 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 9 14 15 0.933 627 635 0.987
7
Japan
7 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 6 8 16 0.500 547 573 0.954
8
Venezuela
7 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 6 21 0.285 524 643 0.814

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