Finland have played 17 times in the European Championship and their best achievement so far is the 4th place they claimed in 2007 in Moscow. After that, Finland played in all subsequent European Championship tournaments placing either 8th or 12th. As for the World Championship, Finland have made eight appearances at the global showpiece event, with 9th place in 2014 as their best result to this date. Moreover, Finland played 13 times in the FIVB World League, finishing as high as 7th in 2007. As for the European League, Finland boast four appearances and a silver medal from the 2005 edition.
“We want to come to the European Championship well prepared physically and mentally. We have a full squad now since the more experienced players are back with the group that played the European Golden League. The goals are going to be to perform well in the European Championship and trying to get as high a placing as possible in our pool where Russia are the clear favourites. Obviously, there is also a link with Tuomas Sammelvuo, previous coach from Finland, coaching now Russia."
Head Coach of Finland