Overview

Team profile

Mexico

Mexico are in a rebuilding stage and their first appearance at the World Grand Prix in 2014 signified a new dawn as they finished sixth in Group 3, with both of their victories coming against Algeria. Later in the season they travelled to Verona, Italy, for the World Championship where they finished bottom of their pool, losing all five matches despite some close sets. At the NORCECA Championships in 2013 they finished fifth.

 
The team were one of the dominant forces in North and Central American volleyball from the 1950s to the 1970s. They took the gold medal on their debut at the Pan American Games in 1955 and followed that by claiming bronzes in 1963, 1971 and 1975. It was a similar story at the NORCECA Championships, with triumphs in 1969 and 1971 followed by bronze medal performances in 1975, 1979 and 1981. They also took seventh place competing against the world’s elite teams at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games. They ended a 20-year absence from the World Championship in 2002 and returned again in 2006, but their best result came in 1974 when they finished in 10th place. The World Grand Prix provides a great stage for promising young players such as Andrea Rangel, Claudia Rios and Lizbeth Sainz to gain international experience.

Coach

Jorge Miguel Azair Lopez

Jorge Miguel Azair Lopez

Jorge Azair is hoping the Mexico women’s team’s second World Grand Prix appearance will be an improvement on their first. Azair, then in his first year in charge, coached Mexico in their debut last year where they won two of their six matches, finishing sixth in Group 3. Before shifting to the women’s team, Azair brought the country’s men’s team to their first major international tournament in 19 years, where they finished equal 13th in the 2010 World Championship. He currently guides the Tigres UANL team in the Mexican Volleyball League. In addition to coaching players, Azair has also developed coaches, running courses on technique development, tactics, statistics and physical training.

Staff

  • Team Manager Victor Javier Gutierrez Figueroa
  • Assistant coach Claudio Torres García
  • Doctor Kethzel Garcia Padron
  • Physiotherapist Mariana Mendez Vega

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
Colombia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 482 402 1.199
2
Peru
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 15 15 4 3.750 451 367 1.228
3
Kenya
6 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 12 10 1.200 472 443 1.065
4
Cuba
6 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 10 12 9 1.333 476 436 1.091
5
Kazakhstan
6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 9 11 0.818 416 437 0.951
6
Algeria
6 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 10 14 0.714 482 521 0.925
7
Mexico
6 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 8 15 0.533 453 512 0.884
8
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 389 503 0.773

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