Overview

Team profile

Italy

Italy are historically one of the top teams in the world in women's volleyball, having won numerous titles and trophies across the board in FIVB and continental competitions. This includes gold medals at senior World Championships (2002), World Cups (2007 & 2011), European Championships (2007 & 2009) and lots more.

At age-group level Italy are proud holders of the 2011 title in the U20 World Championships and have also won one silver (1999) and three bronze (1995, 1997 and 2005) medals at the U18 competition. They were also present at the inaugural U23 World Championships, in 2003 in Tijuana, where they finished 6th. This is in addition to six gold medals at Junior European Championships (where only the former Soviet Union holds more honours).

This year Italy are competing at the U23 World Championships with a team comprised of players who didn't get a chance to join the senior team that finished 5th at the World Grand Prix finals in Omaha.

Coach

Cristofani Luca

Cristofani Luca

The 46-year old Cristofani was at the helm of Italy’s national team including the likes of rising stars Cristina Chirichella and Valentina Diouf that finished in sixth place at the inaugural U23 World Championship in Mexico. He has got some international experience as he was at the helm of Peru’s senior national team back in 2011-2012 when the South Americans attempted – but eventually failed – to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Staff

  • Team Manager Ranocchi Glauco
  • Assistant coach D'aniello Pasquale
  • Second Assistant Coach Tammone Christian
  • Doctor Fratini Emanuela
  • Physiotherapist Mascheroni Moreno

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
Turkey
5 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 15 3 5.000 429 318 1.349
2
Brazil
5 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12 12 4 3.000 373 300 1.243
3
Italy
5 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 8 11 8 1.375 432 417 1.035
4
Bulgaria
5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 8 9 0.888 370 378 0.978
5
Colombia
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 306 363 0.842
6
Egypt
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 2 15 0.133 276 410 0.673

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