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China look to extend head-to-head record with Thailand

Osaka, Japan, 5 October 2018 - Rio 2014 Olympic champions China go head-to-head Sunday at the 2018 FIVB World Championship in a rematch of the 2018 Asian Games final which China won in straight sets. The two sides meet for the third in a World Championship with China having won both previous encounters. In fact, Thailand have only beaten China twice in an FIVB competition, at the 2011 and 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix.

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Osaka - Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium

Osaka is Japan's third largest and second most important city and has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region for many centuries.

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Karina Noemi Rene

Nationality
Argentina
Birth Date
3/11/1976
Birth Place
Capital Federal
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2011

Denny Francisco Cespedes Lassi

Nationality
Dominican Republic
Birth Date
3/29/1969
Birth Place
Santo Domingo
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2002
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