If you’re the kind of person that loves to spend their time watching or playing sports, there’s a high chance that it may have taken over your life. Just a small chance. Whether you’re a keen American football fan, whether you’re obsessed with soccer, whether you’re fond of baseball, or whether you just can’t get enough of golf, sports fans always like to show their allegiance to some of the best names in the business. Yet, have you ever wondered who’s the best in the business in the world of volleyball? Well, these are the best volleyball teams in the world…
Considering volleyball normally takes place on beautiful sandy beaches in hot conditions, it should come as no surprise to learn that Brazil is on this list of the best volleyball teams in the world – because they are overrun with sandy beaches and hot weather! In the past few centuries, Brazil has really stepped up its volleyball game and has become a hugely popular sport in the country. Because of this, more and more people are taking up the sport and being able to compete in international tournaments. The country scored its very first Olympic medal in 1984, and soon got a taste for the metal around their neck. Since then, the team has constantly been atop the volleyball league tables, and has won more than 10 gold medals for indoor Olympic tournaments, and a whopping 13 medals in the beach volleyball circuit! Currently, Brazil’s men’s volleyball team is number one in the world, while the women are fourth.
We’re not sure whether there is a sport in the world that isn’t dominated by the United States – and it’s no different when it comes to volleyball. In fact, Team USA currently ranks second in the world and have had their sights set on the top spot for many years. Although they have struggled to make their way past the impressive South American team, both the men and women volleyball teams have used everything in their power to make a name for themselves in the world of sport. With an incredible 6 gold medals in the Olympic beach volleyball tournaments, the US has been incredibly consistent in their rankings. In fact, the US women’s team were number one in the world just before the 2016 Rio Olympics! Sadly, South America soon had something to say about that…
As the largest country in the world, Russia scours their country to find the best of the best for their volleyball team – and they were hugely successful. Although Team Russia have often struggled to dominate the competition during beach volleyball competitions due to the lack of sand in their country, they have since made up for it in the indoor circuit. Before the 2016 Rio Olympics, Russia had managed to secure a whopping 6 medals in volleyball in the previous 6 Olympic Games and had proved to the world that they were a force to be reckoned with. Sadly, they did not continue this reign in Rio and walked away without a medal – but this has made them more determined than ever to get themselves back onto the medals table at the next Olympics.
Volleyball is a hugely popular sport across the world, but when it comes to playing and competing, there are just certain countries that outshine the other. These are the best volleyball teams in the word.