Overview

Team profile

Cuba

Cuba are the third most decorated side in the history of the FIVB World Championship, after Russia (including the USSR) and Japan.
The Caribbean team won its first title in 1978, when they beat Japan 3-0 in the final in Russia. In 1986, Cuba lost to China 3-1 in the final in Prague. But Cuba went on to dominate world volleyball in the last decade of the 20th century, winning two consecutive titles, with a 3-0 victory in 1994 against hosts Brazil in Sao Paulo, followed by another straight-sets success in 1998 over China. Although Cuba have been an ever-present in the World Championship, they have not been on the podium 1998 and will be looking to replicate their glory years when the competition returns to Japan.
In addition to World Championship successes, Cuba have also won three Olympic gold medals – all three coming consecutively at Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, culminating in a golden decade for the sport in Cuba. They finished third for bronze four years later at Athens 2004.
Cuba have also won eight gold medals at the Pan-American Games. Their last podium appearance second place in Guadalajara 2011, followed by a fifth-place finish in the latest edition. 

Coach

Tomas Fernandez Arteaga

Tomas Fernandez Arteaga

Tomas Fernandez was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, in 1958, and after coaching Cuban youth and regional teams made his internationla breakthrough in 1995 when he moved to Venezuela to set up the country's women's National Team. He briefly returned to Cuba before coming back to Venezuela and leading the South American side to their first ever Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. He took over Cuba's National Team this year, just ahead of the 2018 FIVB World Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Omelio Jesus Castillo Perez
  • Assistant coach Regla Torres Herrera
  • Doctor Ramses Raimond Yañes

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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