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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010

 VEN / Venezuela - Team Composition

Assistant coach RENEE OLIVEROS
Therapist / trainer BENNY SOSA
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Regulo Alberto Briceno Briceno 13/02/1989 175 85 332 327 ARAGUA
  2   Deyvis Ondexaris Yustiz Alejo Deyvis 15/06/1985 201 78 338 333 Yaracuy
  L 4 Joel Alexander Silva Pantoja Joel 14/09/1985 189 85 330 325 BYU
  5   Rodman Jose Valera Capon Rodman 20/04/1982 189 82 333 328 Compoktuna
  C 7 Luis Diaz Luis 20/08/1983 205 82 343 337 Tonno Calippo
  8   Maximo Antonio Montoya Martinez Maximo 26/06/1989 199 88 338 335 Apure
  9 Jose Manuel Carrasco Angulo Chema 20/05/1989 192 86 338 325 Kokkolan Tiikerit
  12   Carlos Arturo Tejeda Rivera Carlos A. 28/07/1980 201 88 345 340 Almeria
  13 Ivan Marquez Ivan 4/10/1981 205 90 372 367 Pallavolo Pineto
  14   Thomas Ereu Thomas 25/10/1979 192 86 340 335 Teruel
  15 Luis Antonio Arias Guzman Maita 17/01/1989 196 87 339 333 Asquimo dos Hermanas
  18   Fredy Ramon Cedeno Marquez Fredy 10/09/1981 205 97 358 335 Unicaja Almeria
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Venezuela's men’s team have been hovering among the world's top 10 to 20 teams in the FIVB rankings since 2000.

The current team is made up of players who took part in the FIVB Junior World Championships, the FIVB Youth World Championships and claimed first and second place at the Youth, Junior and Senior South American Championships.

The players also have experience from their time at clubs in top international leagues, including those in Italy, France and Argentina.

Venezuela hosted FIVB World League matches in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, with the latter edition seeing their best performance. Venezuela had a disastrous outing at the World League last year, going 1-11 in Pool A.

But 2008 wasn't all bad for the South Americans, who went on to capture bronze at the America's Cup in September.

That result was arguably the teams’ best since 2003, when Venezuela beat Brazil and Cuba on its way to becoming 2003 Pan American Games champions.

Venezuela also won the right to participate in the Olympics for the first time by winning the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament in at the beginning of 2008 ahead of the likes of Argentina. The team finished its inaugural Olympics in joint ninth place following a 1-4 record in the group stage.

In 2009 they competed in the FIVB World League, finishing a disappointing 16th and being relegated out of the competition by Germany.

Coach profile

Idolo Delgado has only recently become coach of Venezuela so this will the first FIVB tournament for the 66-year-old.

He was previously coach of a number of Cuban clubs as well as the Cuban national team from 1970-1985 where his best result was a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

The Cuban also coached Spain and earned an eight-place finish at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.


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