Team profile


The 2014 World League was Mexico's debut in the competition and they finished joint-fifth in Group 3. Their opening round of matches were held in Mexico City and it was there that they were able to secure the two wins, against Turkey and Tunisia, that secured them third place in Pool F. This year they come up against China, Slovakia and Greece as the second highest-ranked side in the pool. At the 2014 World Championship in Poland, Mexico finished fifth in their first round pool, missing out on qualification with their solitary win coming in five sets against bottom side Egypt.

Long in the shadow of regional powerhouses the United States and Cuba, and to a lesser extent Canada, Mexico's international record stretches back to 1955 when they took the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico City. They won bronze in the 1959 and 1975 editions of the competition, in which they will compete again this year towards the end of July in Toronto, Canada. They have also won three silver medals and two bronze at the NORCECA Championship. Their global experience extends to five appearances at the World Championship over the years, with 10th place in 1974 being their best result. However, they have qualified only twice since 1982.


Juan Roberto Vilches More

Juan Roberto Vilches More

Cuban Juan Roberto Vilches More took over Mexico's men's team in 2014. His first year in charge featured the team's World League debut, where the North Americans finished equal-fifth with Spain in Group 3. Mexico started the tournament strong, winning its first two Pool F matches by overcoming Tunisia in three sets and Turkey in five. However, Mexico proceeded to lose their final four matches, including a failed comeback bid from two sets down against Tunisia in the Pool F finale. Before taking over as head coach, Vilches More spent time coaching Mexico's U23 national men's team. He also coached the country's national men's beach volleyball team.


  • Team Manager Francisco Joel Rivera Sandoval
  • Assistant coach Adrián Delgado
  • Second Assistant Coach Ignacio Ramirez
  • Doctor Kethzel Padrón García





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