Overview

Team profile

China

China will be making its 14th FIVB World Championship appearance at the 2018 edition – the seventh in a row, dating back to 1994. They made their debut in the competition in 1956, and their best ranking to date has been seventh place, which they achieved twice (1978, 1982). They ranked 15th in the last edition in Poland in 2014.
China’s men’s team have competed twice in the Olympic Games, memorably finishing fifth at their home Games in Beijing. 
On a continental level, China have won three gold medals at the Asian Games, in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and were crowned Asian champions in 1979, 1997 and 1999.
China's best World League finish was in 1996, when they made the Final Six in Rotterdam. In the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, China recorded an incredible week two win over eventual silver-medallists France, highlighting the team’s dangerous ability to cause an upset.

Coach

Raul Lozano

Raul Lozano

After a couple of years in Iran (whom he led to their first Olympic appearance in Rio 2016), 61-year-old Argentina-born Raul Lozano moved further east last year to take over China. After several years coaching clubs in Argentina, Lozano also worked extensively in Italy, with stints in Greece and Poland. At National Team level he has coached the men's squads of Spain, Poland and Germany before moving to Iran. He has won several national and continental club titles and he also led Poland to the silver medal of the 2006 FIVB World Championship and Germany to the gold medal of the 2009 European League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Li Shiping
  • Assistant coach Juan Serramalera
  • Second Assistant Coach Teng Maomin
  • Doctor Zhang Jingcun / Ho Sherwin S W
  • Physiotherapist Bartosz Bibrowicz

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
5 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 11 13 6 2.166 439 405 1.083
2
Netherlands
5 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 11 12 8 1.500 455 420 1.083
3
France
5 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 11 13 7 1.857 456 420 1.085
4
Canada
5 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 9 11 7 1.571 426 408 1.044
5
Egypt
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 4 13 0.307 368 426 0.863
6
China
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 15 0.200 375 440 0.852

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