Overview

Team profile

China

China have competed twice in the Olympic Games, with their latest outing being as hosts at Beijing 2008. They finished in fifth place in these Games. China have consistently competed the FIVB World Championship, with their best result remaining seventh place, which came in both 1978 and 1982. They ranked fifteenth in the last edition in Poland in 2014. 
On a continental level, China have won three gold medals at the Asian Games, in 1986, 1990 and 1998,  and have been 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. China recently re-joined the World League in 2013 after a three-year absence, taking part in Group 3. They qualified to the Group's Final Four in 2015, finishing fourth after a five-set defeat to Slovakia in the bronze medal game. The team were eventually promoted to Group 2 in 2016, and in 2017 narrowly missed out making it to the Final Four.
China have also been competing in the FIVB World League on and off ever since the inaugural edition in 1990. However, on the whole, they are still some way off matching their women's team’s achievements internationally.

Coach

Raul Lozano

Raul Lozano

After coaching the Iran men’s National Team for a couple of years and leading them to their first ever Olympic Games in Rio 2016, 61-year-old, Argentina-born, Raul Lozano moved further east to coach China last year. After several years coaching clubs in Argentina, Lozano 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, including leading Poland to the silver medal at the 2006 FIVB World Championships and Germany to the gold medal at the 2009 European League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Li Shiping
  • Assistant coach Juan Serramalera
  • Second Assistant Coach Teng Maomin/Sui Shengsheng/Zhang Yude

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
France
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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