Overview

Team profile

Germany

Germany take part this year in the FIVB World Championship for the seventh time since reunification. This is in addition to seven appearances by East Germany and eight by West Germany. Germany's best finish in the World Championship as a united country came in 1994, when they finished in fifth place. Previously, East Germany had ranked fourth on two occasions, in 1974 and 1986.
Prior to reunification, East Germany won the women's volleyball silver medal at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. The East German team were also crowned European champions in 1983 and 1989. Since reunification, Germany have qualified for the Olympic Games three times, in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. Their sixth-place finish at Sydney 2000 remains the team's best Olympic performance.
Germany have been more successful on the continental stage, with East Germany twice crowned European champions (1983, 1987), as well as four silver medals and one bronze. Since 1991, Germany has added two more bronze medals to the tally (1991, 2003), followed by two second-place finishes in 2011 and 2013. In the 2017 edition, Germany were knocked out by hosts Azerbaijan 3-0 in the quarterfinals. 
Germany were present at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in 1993 and competed for the 18th time last year, having won the bronze medal twice (2002, 2009). They finished 13th in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year, posting a 5-10 record.

Coach

Koslowski Felix

Koslowski Felix

Thirty-four-year-old Felix Koslowski may be one of the youngest coaches in the competition but the German coach does not fall short on experience, being a long-time assistant coach of Italian Giovanni Guidetti. He began playing in 1995 for the youth team of German club Schweriner SC, where he won five titles. He continued his playing career in Tigers Volley Ludwigslust, and also played beach volleyball in national tournaments in 2005. He started coaching in 2003 as assistant in Schweriner SC in the Bundesliga. Koslowski became Guidetti's assistant in the German women's national team in 2006. After a few seasons coaching in Italy, he moved back to Germany and coached VfB 91 Suhl from 2010 to 2013. Koslowski succeeded Luciano Pedulla as coach of the German national team in 2015.

Staff

  • Team Manager Vollmer Andreas
  • Assistant coach Neubauer Nicki
  • Second Assistant Coach Van Hintum Saskia
  • Doctor Panzram Dr. Benjamin
  • Physiotherapist Rensing Nadine

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
Brazil
9 7 2 4 1 2 1 0 1 20 23 11 2.090 790 650 1.215
2
Russia
9 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 18 22 12 1.833 776 682 1.137
3
Dominican Republic
9 5 4 5 0 0 1 0 3 16 17 12 1.416 646 576 1.121
4
Turkey
9 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 15 15 15 1.000 663 633 1.047
5
Germany
9 5 4 3 1 1 0 1 3 14 16 15 1.066 714 714 1.000
6
Bulgaria
9 4 5 2 1 1 0 2 3 11 14 18 0.777 674 722 0.933
7
Thailand
9 3 6 0 2 1 3 1 2 11 16 22 0.727 776 826 0.939
8
Puerto Rico
9 3 6 2 1 0 0 1 5 9 10 19 0.526 615 678 0.907
9
Azerbaijan
9 2 7 1 1 0 0 2 5 6 8 22 0.363 630 706 0.892
10
Mexico
9 1 8 1 0 0 0 3 5 3 6 24 0.250 569 724 0.785

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