Overview

Team profile

Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan’s sixth FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix appearance last year they finished sixth in Group 3. In 2014, they ended two places higher after losing to Croatia in the match for third place. They finished 17th in 2013 - their best result was 10th on their debut in 2007. They have not qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing eighth at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.

At the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship, Kazakhstan finished fourth in their first round pool above Thailand and Mexico and recorded their best finish of joint fifteenth. They finished sixth at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new national side made their debut at the Asian Championships in 1993 finishing fifth. Twelve years later they won their first medal at the competition - a silver - and in 2012 they added an Asian Cup bronze to their medal collection. They completed their journey to the top of international volleyball when they qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where they finished joint ninth.

Coach

Shapran Vyacheslav

Shapran Vyacheslav

Vyacheslav Shapran was born in 1948 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which was then part of the Soviet Union. He played professionally for his hometown club Burevestnik, Soviet Union league champions in 1969 and two-time winners of the European Champions Cup in 1970 and 1971.

Shapran ended his playing career and shifted to coaching in 1988. He began as coach of the Algerian men’s national team. He held that position until 1991 before coaching Tunisian club Etoile until 1994.

Shapran returned to Kazakhstan in 2001 to coach Rakhat Volleyball Club in Almaty and the women’s national team. Shapran led Rakhat to six national titles and an Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship title. He also led the women’s national team to a silver at the Asian Women’s Championship and to an appearance at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in 2006.

From 2011 to 2015, he directed Zhetyssu club. He rejoined the Kazakh squad this year.

Staff

  • Team Manager Rakhimbergenov Marat
  • Assistant coach Shindov Valeriy
  • Second Assistant Coach Zavgorodniy Dmitriy
  • Doctor Topkin Grigoriy
  • Physiotherapist Volchkov Sergey

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
Peru
6 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 17 18 4 4.500 521 367 1.419
2
Croatia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 477 367 1.299
3
Colombia
6 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 12 13 7 1.857 464 390 1.189
4
Kazakhstan
6 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 12 14 8 1.750 510 439 1.161
5
Cuba
6 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 10 12 11 1.090 475 504 0.942
6
Mexico
6 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 6 8 13 0.615 435 504 0.863
7
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 18 0.111 379 495 0.765
8
Algeria
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 18 0.000 255 450 0.566

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