Overview

Team profile

China

FIVB World Ranking 19

Best Result1982 7

Last Result2010 19

Medals
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China’s entry into the 2014 World Championship marks the nation’s 13th appearance in the tournament since they first competed in 1956. Their best finish so far has been seventh place, achieved in Italy in 1978 and Argentina four years later.

The Chinese have finished in the top 10 on three other occasions – 1956, 1962 and 1966 – although recent years have not been so kind, with a 19th-place finish in the 2010 World Championship and failure to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Keen to rebuild and bring through a new generation of players, China appointed Xie Guochen as head coach in April 2013. The new man has had a positive effect, and this year his side returned to the World League competition after a four-year hiatus, and finished third in the final round of Group 3. Under Xie they also finished third in the 2013 Asian Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
 
Buoyed by that uplift in form, China’s men are now pushing for a first international medal. Their best results on the world stage so far have been a fifth-place finish at both the 1997 World Grand Champions Cup and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Coach

Xie Guochen

Xie Guochen



Xie Guochen was appointed temporary coach of China after their failure to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and got the job on a permanent basis in April 2013. He led the men to the gold medal at the 2012 Asian Cup in Vietnam and bronze at the 2013 Asian Championship in Dubai. As assistant coach, he helped the Chinese to fifth place at Beijing 2008. Xie also helped coach the China squads that won silver medals at the 2006 Asian Games, the 2011 Asian Championship and the 2010 Asian Cup. As a player he represented China from 1994 to 2003.


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
Brazil
3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 9.000 250 210 1.190
2
Russia
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 258 219 1.178
3
Germany
3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 6 4 1.500 227 219 1.036
4
Canada
3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 6 5 1.200 242 240 1.008
5
Bulgaria
3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 6 1.166 278 276 1.007
6
Finland
3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 8 0.500 264 283 0.932
7
Cuba
3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 9 0.333 249 278 0.895
8
China
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 185 228 0.811

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