Overview

Team profile

China

Xie Guochen was appointed China's head coach in 2013 and at last year's World League he led the team to third place in Group 3. They topped Pool G before losing in the semifinal to group champions Cuba. They beat Slovakia in the bronze medal match. It was China's first appearance in the competition after a three-year absence and a couple of months later they took joint-15th place in the 2014 World Championship after two wins from seven saw them finish bottom of their pool. The Asian Games finished off their season as they took fourth after being knocked out by champions Iran.

 
Having failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games, China are determined to win a berth at Rio de Janeiro 2016. China were among the eight teams in the first edition of the World League in 1990 and they have participated 15 times since. But they have enjoyed little success on the world stage in recent decades. Their best results have been a fourth-place finish at the six-team World Grand Champions Cup in 1997 and coming joint-fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games on home territory in Beijing. China have enjoyed better showings at continental level, winning the Asian Championship in 1997 and 1999, the Asian Games title in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and the Asian Cup in 2012.

Coach

Xie Guochen

Xie Guochen

Xie Guochen was an assistant coach of China's men's team from 2006 to 2012. In that time they won silver medals at the 2006 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Cup and 2011 Asian Championships. Xie was named temporary coach after the 2012 Olympic Games, leading the team to gold at that year's Asian Cup. He was then promoted to head coach in 2013, when the team captured bronze at the Asian Championships. The coach from Kaifeng guided China in its return to the World League in 2014, where they finished third in Group 3. He also spent time as coach of club team Henan Tianguan. As a player, Xie played for China from 1994 to 2003, winning an Asian Games silver medal with the team in his debut year.

Staff

  • Team Manager Li Shiping
  • Assistant coach Yang Liqun
  • Second Assistant Coach Shi Hairong
  • Doctor Song Weiping
  • Physiotherapist Zeng Lei

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams 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
China
6 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 14 18 9 2.000 608 568 1.070
2
Greece
6 4 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 11 16 12 1.333 616 589 1.045
3
Slovakia
6 2 4 1 1 0 4 0 0 10 14 13 1.076 575 566 1.015
4
Mexico
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 4 18 0.222 451 527 0.855

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