Overview

Team profile

Italy

Italy have long enjoyed success at U21 level, notably in 2013 when Marco Bonitta’s team won bronze. It was their first U21 medal since 1995 when they won bronze, two years on from winning the second of two consecutive silver medals in 1991 and 1993. Their first medal at U21 level was also silver, from 1985 when they lost the final to the Soviet Union in Milan. In the last EU Championship 4th place.

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.
From 2013 until 2017, Michele was Head Coach of Club Italia - A2 Championsip and Under 21 / Under 23 Men's Teams. In the 2015 Bronze Medal in WC Under 23 in Dubai

  • Team Manager Federico Cristofori
  • Assistant coach Simone Roscini
  • Second Assistant Coach Massimiliano Giordani
  • Doctor Carmine Latte
  • Physiotherapist Gabriele Cavalieri

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Italy
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 265 226 1.172
2
Egypt
3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 6 4 1.500 234 224 1.044
3
USA
3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 8 0.500 261 272 0.959
4
Czech Republic
3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 9 0.444 261 299 0.872

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