Mexico take on China in Tepic


Pool G: Head-to-head
Mexico v China (June 14)

· Mexico and China will meet for the first time in the World League.
· Mexico will meet a side representing the AVC for the first time in the World League. China have played NORCECA sides 20 times in the competition winning seven of those, including three of the last five.
· These teams met at the 2014 World Championship, with China beating Mexico 3-1.

· Mexico will partake in their second World League after making their debut in the competition in 2014.
· They won their first two matches of 2014 against Tunisia (3-0) and Turkey (3-2), but failed to win each of their next four: straight sets defeats against Cuba (twice) and Turkey and a 3-2 defeat to Tunisia.
· Both World League wins came on home soil, in Mexico City. The first week of play for Pool G will be in Tepic, Mexico.
· Mexico finished in 25th place in the 2014 World League.

· China will participate in their 16th World League, most of all countries in Group 3.
· Their best result is a sixth place in 1996. In last year's edition, China finished in 23rd place, their worst finish in the competition.
· China have won six of their last eight World League matches coming into the 2015 edition. They won last year's ultimate match against Slovakia (3-1) to finish in third place of Group 3.


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