Expectations rise as U21 World Championship nears


A Media Day is being prepared at Baja California High Performance Centre

Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, August 28, 2015 - Excitement is building as the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Mexico approaches.

The competition is scheduled to begin on September 11 when Mexico, the host team, will play Egypt. “It is going to be a very important match - as well as the one against Canada. Both commitments are key to our aspirations,” said coach Eduardo Murguia.

Eight years after making his coaching debut, Murguia has taken responsibility for the national team. The Mexicans will play their second match of the championship against China on September 12. A day later, they take on NORCECA rivals Canada.

Some of the players who have already reported to training camp were part of the previous World Championship tournament in Mexico - the U19 tournament was also played in Tijuana and Mexicali two years ago. They are back in town for this new experience as part of the U21 unit.

The team includes Alan Gabriel Martínez, Sebastian Castro, Luis Gerardo Bojórquez, Enrique Ugalde, Miguel Chavez, Joshua Omar Martínez, Christian Aranda and Ridl Alexis Garay, who were also with the Mexican team from 2012 to 2013. Other players like Bruno Cruz were part of the U19 roster which played in Argentina from August 14-23. Cruz was one of Mexico's best players, along with Garay.

The players are joined by team assistants Vicente Vazquez and José Manzano. Carlos Harris is the team doctor and Ana María Perez Plascencia is the physiotherapist. Jorge Romero will serve as the statistician, while Javier Orozco is the team's physical trainer and Aldo Gomez Rioz is the team manager.


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