Overview

Team profile

China

China came in joint-fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games on home territory in Beijing. They failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics Games but are determined to win a berth at Rio de Janeiro 2016. China first appeared at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, when they finished seventh overall. China were among the eight teams in the first edition of the World League in 1990 and they have participated 15 times since. But they have enjoyed little success on the world stage in recent decades. Their best results have been a fourth-place finish at the six-team World Grand Champions Cup in 1997. China have enjoyed better showings at continental level, winning the Asian Championship in 1997 and 1999, the Asian Games title in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and the Asian Cup in 2012. 
Xie Guochen’s appointment as head coach in 2013 led to better finishes. At the 2014 World League, he steered the team to third place in Group 3. They topped Pool G before losing in the semifinal to group champions Cuba. They beat Slovakia in the bronze medal match. It was China's first appearance in the competition after a three-year absence and a couple of months later they took joint-15th place in the 2014 World Championship after two wins from seven saw them finish bottom of their pool. The Asian Games finished off their season, as they took fourth after being knocked out by champions Iran. Last year, they finished fourth in Group 3.

Coach

Xie Guochen

Xie Guochen

Xie Guochen was an assistant coach of China's men's team from 2006 to 2012. In that time they won silver medals at the 2006 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Cup and 2011 Asian Championships. Xie was named temporary coach after the London 2012 Olympic Games, leading the team to gold at that year's Asian Cup. He was then promoted to head coach in 2013, when the team captured bronze at the Asian Championships. The coach from Kaifeng guided China in its return to the World League in 2014, where they finished third in Group 3. He also spent time as coach of club team Henan Tianguan. As a player, Xie played for China from 1994 to 2003, winning an Asian Games silver medal with the team in his debut year.

  • Assistant coach Yang Liqun
  • Second Assistant Coach Shi Hairong
  • Doctor Song Weiping
  • Physiotherapist Zeng Lei/Bao Chunyu

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Poland
7 6 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 19 9 2.111 639 584 1.094
2
Iran
7 6 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 15 18 11 1.636 668 637 1.048
3
France
7 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 15 17 10 1.700 637 571 1.115
4
Canada
7 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 12 16 14 1.142 654 640 1.021
5
Australia
7 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 10 12 14 0.857 599 612 0.978
6
China
7 2 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 9 14 15 0.933 627 635 0.987
7
Japan
7 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 6 8 16 0.500 547 573 0.954
8
Venezuela
7 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 6 21 0.285 524 643 0.814

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