Mexico and Chile racing for Rio


Mexico City, Mexico, June 4, 2016 - The team that wins the Latin American duel between Mexico and Chile on the second day of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Mexico City will claim its second victory and make a giant step towards this summer's Games in Rio.

• Mexico and Chile met once at a world level tournament. At the 1991 World Cup, Mexico beat Chile 3-1.
• That match was the last time Chile played a NORCECA side. In the same tournament they also failed to beat United States (3-0).
• Mexico have won their last match against a South American team at a world level tournament, 3-0 against Venezuela at the 2010 World Championship.

• Mexico beat Algeria 3-0 in their opening match of the 2016 World Olympic Qualification tournament.
• Carlos Guerra (16) and Daniel Vargas (15) both reached double figures in points against Algeria.
• Daniel Vargas scored five points from blocks, at least two more than any other player at the World Olympic Qualification tournament in Mexico City.

• Chile opened their 2016 World Olympic Qualification campaign with a straight sets win over Tunisia.
• Vicente Parraguirre (14), Tomas Parraguirre (13) and Dusan Bonacic (13) all reached double figures in points against Tunisia.
• Vicente Parraguirre scored Chile's only ace of the match.


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