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TEAM COMPOSITION


 FIN / Finland

 
Team manager FLINK Toni
Coach SAMMELVUO Tuomas
Assistant coach GIOLITO Nicola
Doctor SILJANDER Jukka
Physiotherapist SALLINEN Tuomas
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Ville Juntura Juntura 26.03.1988 192 82 330 315 Raision Loimu (FIN)
  2   Eemi Tervaportti Tervaportti 26.07.1989 193 80 338 317 Olympiacos (GRE)
  3 Vili Kasper Vuorinen Vuorinen 22.04.1984 191 84 335 325 Javanheri Gonbad VC (IRI)
  L 4   Lauri Kerminen Kerminen 18.01.1993 185 80 332 290 Kuzbass Kemerovo (RUS)
  C 5 Antti Siltala Siltala 14.03.1984 193 90 348 330 SavoVolley (FIN)
  6   Niklas Seppänen Seppänen 30.06.1993 193 84 335 320 Tours volleyball, FRA
  7 Eemeli Kouki Kouki 26.10.1991 194 84 340 330 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
  8   Elviss Krastins Krastins 15.09.1994 192 85 340 320 Arago de Sete (FRA)
  9 Tommi Siirilä Siirilä 05.08.1993 203 102 350 325 Perugia (ITA)
  10   Urpo Sivula Sivula 15.03.1988 195 100 350 330 Vammalan Lentopallo (FIN)
  11 Sauli Sinkkonen Sinkkonen 14.09.1989 201 94 345 330 Chaumont (FRA)
  12   Jan Helenius Helenius 13.10.1996 183 74 320 300 LEKA Volley (FIN)
  13 Mikko Oivanen Oivanen Mi 26.05.1986 198 92 360 320 Czarni Radom (POL)
  14   Konstantin Shumov Shumov 15.02.1985 205 98 351 331 Treia (ITA)
  15 Matti Oivanen Oivanen Ma 26.05.1986 198 90 355 320 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
  16   Olli-Pekka Ojansivu Ojansivu 31.12.1987 197 90 344 325 Kuzbass Kemerovo (RUS)
  17 Tuomas Koppanen Koppanen 04.10.1993 197 94 345 340 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
  18   Jukka Lehtonen Lehtonen 22.02.1982 197 90 346 325 LEKA Volley (FIN)
  19 Petteri Penttinen Penttinen 21.08.1985 185 88 335 320 LEKA Volley (FIN)
  20   Samuli Kaislasalo Kaislasalo 03.08.1995 203 94 350 325 LEKA Volley (FIN)
  21 Aleksi Mutka Mutka 23.03.1995 182 72 315 300 Pielaveden Sampo (FIN)
  22   Ossi Rumpunen Rumpunen 18.04.1989 187 0 338 320 Raision Loimu (FIN)
  23 Tomi Rumpunen Rumpunen T 11.04.1987 194 85 340 322 Ploeisti (ROM)
  L 24   Jesse Mäntylä Mäntylä 24.03.1987 176 70 321 289 Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)
  25 Toni Kankaanpää Kankaanpää 18.03.1984 194 89 345 318 Korson Veto (FIN)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Finland finished joint-eighth in Group 2 of the 2014 World League after winning six matches and losing six in Pool C. They defeated pool winners Belgium on three occasions but were nine points short of qualification. This year they are pooled again with Belgium as well as the Netherlands and Portugal in what will be their 10th successive appearance. Their best performance to date was in 2007 when they took seventh place. Finland ended a 32-year absence from the World Championship last year and returned in emphatic fashion. Thousands of fans travelled to Poland to cheer on their team as they enjoyed a spirited run to the second round before eventually finishing joint-ninth. In 2013 they finished eighth in the 16-team European Championship, repeating their feat of two years earlier to underline their consistency at continental level.
 
The Finns' greatest success to date was their fourth-place finish at the 2007 European Championship in Russia. They have been regulars in the final round of the European Championship, competing 15 times overall and finishing in the top 10 on six occasions. They have taken part in the World Championship seven times and they also won silver in the 2005 European League.
Coach profile

Tuomas Sammelvuo, who took over Finland's men's team in 2013, led them to qualification for the 2014 World Championships for the first time in 32 years. The team finished equal ninth. Under Sammelvuo, Finland finished equal eighth in Group 2 of the 2014 World League. They also finished eighth at the 2013 European Championships. Sammelvuo's efforts saw him named the 2014 Finnish Sports Coach of the Year. He played for his home country 296 times, including a fourth-place finish at the 2007 European Championships. During that time he was named Finland's Player of the Year four times and in 2013 he was named the Finnish Sport Idol of the Year.