Overview

Team profile

Netherlands

It has been eight years since the Netherlands took gold in the 2007 World Grand Prix. In last year’s edition they won eight of their nine pool matches and topped Group 2 at the end of the Intercontinental Round. In the Final Four they overcame Puerto Rico before losing to neighbours Belgium in a thrilling five-setter to finish second in the group. They were fourth at the 2009 World Grand Prix and won silver at the same year’s European Championship. More recently at the World Grand Prix they were seventh in 2010 and 12th in 2013. At the 2014 World Championship Gido Vermeulen led the Dutch to joint-13th place overall after they finished seventh in their second round pool.

                      
Netherlands last played at the Olympic Games 19 years ago and they were denied a spot at London 2012 when they lost to Russia in the qualifiers. In their two Olympic appearances they managed a sixth place finish in 1992 and fifth in 1996. At continental level they finished ninth at the 2013 European Championship in Germany and Switzerland. The Dutch team have already competed at the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan in June, an event they will host in 2019, and in September they will co-host the European Championship with Belgium.

Coach

Giovanni Guidetti

Giovanni Guidetti

Giovanni Guidetti will look to make a good early impression with Netherlands’ women’s team after taking over this year. Previously he held the top job with Germany’s women’s team from 2006 to 2014 and Bulgaria’s women’s team from 2003 to 2004. He had several notable podium finishes with the Germans, leading them to gold at the 2013 European League, silver at the 2011 and 2013 European Championships and bronze at the 2009 World Grand Prix. Guidetti has extensive club coaching experience, having led several teams in Italy. He has also managed the Vakifbank Istanbul women’s club team in Turkey since 2008, guiding them to multiple domestic and international trophies.

Staff

  • Team Manager Alessandro Bracceschi
  • Assistant coach Saskia Van Hintum
  • Second Assistant Coach Gil Ferrer Cutino
  • Physiotherapist Rinke Van Den Brink

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
Netherlands
7 7 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 20 21 3 7.000 585 429 1.363
2
Czech Republic
7 5 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 15 18 11 1.636 650 602 1.079
3
Poland
7 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 12 13 11 1.181 534 547 0.976
4
Puerto Rico
7 4 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 12 15 14 1.071 643 609 1.055
5
Bulgaria
6 3 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 9 13 13 1.000 544 550 0.989
6
Canada
6 2 4 0 1 1 0 3 1 5 9 15 0.600 506 550 0.920
7
Argentina
6 1 5 0 1 0 1 2 2 4 7 16 0.437 476 548 0.868
8
Croatia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 5 18 0.277 442 545 0.811

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