Overview

Team profile

Italy

The Italian men’s U23 team will be composed of many players coming from their U21 squad. Before the age-group competitions, Italy have achieved a medal haul in world junior tournaments. Their first medal was silver in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in 1985; in front their home crowd in Milan, under Polish coach Alexander Skiba. Under coach Skriba, they returned to the podium in 1991 in Cairo, behind Bulgaria. In 1993, they won the silver behind Brazil in Rosario under coach Fausto Polidori. In 1995 they won bronze in Kuala Lumpur also under coach Polidori. Their junior men’s team have also achieved a fourth place finish in 2001 in Poland, and in 2007 in Morocco. In the 2013 FIVB World Championship held in Italy, the Italians took bronze under coach Marco Bonitta.

Coach

Michele Totire

Michele Totire

Michele Totire was born in Bari on February 12, 1976. He debuted in the A2 division in 2005 with Prisma Taranta as assistant coach, a role that he kept until the next season after being promoted to the A1 division. In 2007, he was appointed as coach of Taranto. The following season, he moved to the bench of Forli as assistant coach then became coach again of Canadiens Mantova from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, he joined the Club Italia and the Italian junior team. As assistant coach of the junior team, he won the European Championship in 2012. In the club level, he led Sidigas Avellino to victory in the A2 division in the 2012/2013 season. He ended the season as coach of Caffe Aiello Corigliano and then later on was appointed as coach of the Azzurrini and of the Club Italia in the B1 division, which he led brilliantly to the playoffs.

Staff

  • Team Manager Federico Cristofori
  • Assistant coach Simone Roscini
  • Doctor Carmine Latte
  • Physiotherapist Gabriele Cavalieri

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
Cuba
5 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 15 3 5.000 443 397 1.115
2
Italy
5 4 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 13 14 6 2.333 477 410 1.163
3
Iran
5 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 8 11 9 1.222 475 417 1.139
4
Korea
5 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 8 10 0.800 405 412 0.983
5
Egypt
5 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 4 7 13 0.538 401 449 0.893
6
United Arab Emirates
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 15 0.066 284 400 0.710

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