Overview

Team profile

Cuba

Cuba finished fifth in Group 3 at the 2015 World Grand Prix after winning as many matches as they lost. They swept Australia, Algeria and Kazakhstan but missed out on the Final Four tournament. At the Pan American Games in Canada, Cuba failed to win a medal for the first time. They qualified from their pool, and a quarterfinal defeat by USA put them up against Argentina, a game they won to take fifth place. Cuba return to the World Cup after failing to qualify in 2011. After winning silver medals in 1977 and 1985, they dominated the tournament in the 1990s. They won four consecutive World Cup titles between 1989 and 1999, losing just one match during that successful spell. They also won three consecutive Olympic titles between 1992 and 2000, and gold at the 1994 and 1998 World Championships.

After a sharp decline in results, culminating in failure to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, the aim now is to rebuild. Former coach Juan Carlos Gala put his faith in younger players, but a disappointing 2014 World Championship, in which they lost all their games and won only one set, led to him being replaced by Roberto Garcia. The new coach's squad for the 2015 World Grand Prix had an average age of just over 19, and the oldest, Emily Borrell Cruz, was 23.

Coach

Roberto Garcia Garcia

Roberto Garcia Garcia

Roberto Garcia Garcia took over Cuba's women's team in 2015. He guided them to a fifth-place finish in Group 3 of the 2015 World Grand Prix, despite the team achieving equal-second on pool play points with Kenya. Garcia Garcia was Cuba's men's team head coach from 2004 to 2007, during which time they won bronze in the World League and silver at the NORCECA Championship in 2005, as well as silver at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. Garcia Garcia also coached Venezuela's men's team during the 2012/13 season and Iraq's men's team during the 1979/80 season, and has spent time leading Cuba's men's junior team along with several clubs in his home country.

Staff

  • Team Manager Omelio Jesus Castillo Perez
  • Assistant coach Luis Gabriel Oviedo Bonilla
  • Doctor Ramses Raymond YaƱez
  • Physiotherapist Tarik Valdez Torrens

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
China
11 10 1 6 4 0 0 0 1 30 30 7 4.285 900 658 1.367
2
Serbia
11 10 1 6 0 4 0 1 0 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3
USA
11 9 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 28 29 7 4.142 859 617 1.392
4
Russia
11 9 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5
Japan
11 7 4 6 0 1 2 2 0 22 27 14 1.928 922 779 1.183
6
Korea
11 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 4 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.036
7
Dominican Republic
11 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 4 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8
Argentina
11 4 7 3 0 1 1 1 5 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9
Cuba
11 4 7 1 2 1 0 1 6 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.844
10
Kenya
11 2 9 1 0 1 0 1 8 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11
Peru
11 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 6 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12
Algeria
11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

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