Overview

Team profile

Canada

Canada have competed eight times at the FIVB World Championship – their best placing so far being 11th, which they have achieved twice (1974, 1982).
They have also taken part in three Olympic Games, finishing 8th at Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984, and 9th at Atlanta 1996.
At regional level, Canada have won two silver and eight bronze medals at the North and Central America & Caribbean (NORCECA) Championships, but have not made the podium since 1999. In the bronze medal matches of the last two full editions of the competition, Canada lost to Puerto Rico; 3-0 in 2013 in Omaha and 3-1 in 2015 in Morelia.
Canada first appeared in the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2003 and didn’t return to the competition until eleven years later. Their best overall ranking is 11th place, achieved at their 2003 debut.

Coach

Abbondanza Marcello

Abbondanza Marcello

Italian Marcello Abbondanza replaces German Arnd Ludwig as of this year on the Canadian bench. The 46-year-old began his coaching in the 1990s and worked for several women’s clubs in Italy, amongst which Pesaro which he led to the title of the CEV Cup in 2006 . In 2011 he made his first venture abroad to take charge of the women’s National Team of Bulgaria, where he stayed until 2014, leading the side to a silver and a bronze in the European League. At club level Abbondanza has led Rabita Baku in Azerbaijan which he led to silver at the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship and another silver at the 2013 European Champions League, before joining Turkey’s Fenerbahce Istanbul. He led Fenerbahce to several domestic titles, including this year’s, as well as the 2014 CEV Cup gold.

Staff

  • Team Manager Benz Christine
  • Assistant coach Mallia Vincenzo
  • Second Assistant Coach Schick Richard
  • Physiotherapist Caiterzi Giorgio

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
Korea
5 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 4 7 12 0.583 400 426 0.938
2
Canada
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 4 13 0.307 332 401 0.827
3
Argentina
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 308 363 0.848
4
Kenya
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 231 366 0.631
5
Cameroon
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 13 0.230 294 386 0.761
6
Cuba
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15 0.133 279 414 0.673
7
Trinidad & Tobago
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 15 0.066 271 403 0.672
8
Kazakhstan
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 271 375 0.722

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