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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010
 

 
 MEX / Mexico - Team Composition

 
Team manager ISMAEL ACOSTA GARCIA
Head coach JORGE MIGUEL AZAIR LOPEZ
Assistant coach SERGIO HERNANDEZ HERRERA
Doctor
Therapist / trainer JESUS HECTOR ANDRADE RAMOS
Journalist HECTOR FRANCISCO ANAYA GOMEZ
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 MARIO BECERRA BECERRA 18/05/1978 192 86 330 320 NUEVO LEON
  2   Edgar Herrera Herrera 22/01/1988 194 75 330 320 Cocoteros
  4 Gustavo Meyer Meyer 3/10/1979 193 84 340 330 Unam
  5   Jesus Rangel Rangel 20/09/1980 193 82 337 330 Halcones
  6 Samuel Cordova Cordova 13/03/1989 200 89 353 335 Cocoteros
  C 7   GERARDO CONTRERAS CONTRERAS 29/01/1974 198 96 345 335 TAMAUILIPAS
  8 Ignacio Ramirez Ramirez 17/09/1976 185 83 328 318 Cocoteros
  9   Carlos Guerra Guerra 3/08/1981 196 95 339 330 Chenois Geneve Volleyball
  10 Pedro Rangel Rangel 16/09/1988 194 78 340 324 Moerse
  12   JOSE MARTELL MARTELL 21/10/1976 195 85 350 340 IMSS VALLE DE MEXICO
  14 Tomas Aguilera Aguilera 15/11/1988 202 95 350 340 Chihuahua
  15   LEONARDO MANZO MANZO 2/05/1989 198 86 331 315 SONORA
  L 18 IRVING BRICIO BRICIO 3/09/1980 190 83 338 329 JALISCO
  19   Jorge Quiñones Quiñones 13/11/1981 186 80 330 325 Guanajuato
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Mexico are returning to the FIVB World Championship for the first time since the 1982 edition in Argentina where they finished 18th and it is just their third World Championship following a 12th place finish in Rome in 1978 and a 10th place finsh at home in Mexico City in 1974

The team battled hard to make it to Italy as they lost a five-setter to Puerto Rico at home in the third-round of the qualifying stage before overcoming a 0-2 deficit at home in to prevail against the Dominican Republic.

A new breed of players form the majority of the squad that rotates around veteran Ivan Contreras, arguably the best Mexican player of all-time, who at 36 is still the man the team look to when in the need of a big hit.

Coach Jorge Azair has been the main promoter in a new phase for the team as he also switched their style of play, making the side compete at a faster pace.

Azair’s goal is to advance to the second round of the competition even though he acknowledges the road will be a tough one considering the teams pool placement alongside the USA, Argentina and Venezuela.

In their most recent international competition, Mexico’s men won the bronze medal at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games when they once again recovered from losing the first two sets to defeat the Dominican Republic.

Coach profile

Jorge Lopez has been coach of Mexico since 2004 and has seen his side play in over 200 matches.

The coach has a degree in Physical Education but has focused most of his occupation on coaching, also leading Tigres, a Mexican club side that takes part in the national league.

Previously Lopez has worked with the Mexican Youth sides as well as coached the women’s team.

He cites qualification to this year’s tournament as his highlight with the Mexican men's national team so far.



 
 

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