Overview

Team profile

Serbia

Serbia has enjoyed a brilliant run of form stretching back to 2015, first claiming silver at the 2015 FIVB World Cup and then reaching the final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In an exhilarating game, the Balkan side gave China a real run for their money, but eventually lost in four sets and had to settle for a historic silver medal. However, they topped their Rio success with gold at the 2017 European Championship, beating the Netherlands in the final.
This year marks Serbia's fifth appearance at the World Championships. They made their debut in 1978 as Yugoslavia, but did not compete again until 28 years later when, as Serbia & Montenegro, they won the bronze medal in 2006 in Osaka after beating Italy 3-0 in the third-place playoff. This bronze medal remains Serbia’s best performance in the competition to date, followed up with an eighth-place finish in 2010 and seventh in 2014.
Prior to Rio 2016, Serbia's best Olympic performance had come at the Beijing 2008 Games, where they finished in fifth place. The team's only other appearance was at the London 2012 Games, where they finished eleventh.
On a continental level, Serbia won European Championship silver in 2007 and gold in 2011. More recently, they won bronze in 2015 and the gold for a second time in last year's Championship with a 3-1 won over the Netherlands in the final in Baku. 
Serbia competed in the last seven editions of the FIVB World Grand Prix consecutively after their first appearance came in 2011. They immediately reached the podium, winning bronze and another third-place finish followed in 2013. They added to this in 2017 when they beat China 3-1 in the bronze medal playoff. In this year's inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Serbia made it to the Final Six, but were knocked out of the medals round, finishing fifth. After becoming a constant threat to all opponents, can Serbia return to the World Championship podium in 2018?

Coach

Terzić Zoran

Terzić Zoran

After leading Serbia to a silver medal at the 2015 FIVB World Cup, he helped the team take the world by storm with their silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and added the European Championship title in 2017 - the country's and his personal second gold in the competition after 2011. Terzic was appointed coach of Yugoslavia's women's National Team in 2002, guiding them as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003-06 before leading a separate Serbian side from 2007. During the last club season he coached Dinamo Moscow in Russia's Superleague, following a stint with Swizterland's Volero Zurich which he led to the bronze medal at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship.

  • Team Manager Vilimanović Gordan
  • Assistant coach Vladisavljev Aleksandar
  • Second Assistant Coach Gršić Milan
  • Doctor Aleksandrić Dejan
  • Physiotherapist Mladenović Siniša

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
Serbia
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 6.000 173 148 1.168
2
Italy
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 194 202 0.960
3
Japan
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 0.333 164 181 0.906

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