Manila, Philippines, October 22, 2016 - Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro will need to rebound after dropping out of the medals race at the 2016 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship following two consecutive tie-break defeats in the 'pool of death' that left them just short of a ticket to the semifinals.
The reigning South American champions get the ball rolling against the 2015 Asian champions Bangkok Glass, aiming at a 5th place - the best they can do at this stage.
Rio de Janeiro can no longer improve on or tie their previous finishes of silver medal in 2013 and 4th last year.
Bangkok Glass, who completed pool play winless, are still seeking their first set in the competition.Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro
- Playing their 11th game in the history of the FIVB Club Worlds, with a 5-5 record.
- Playing only their second match in the history of the competition against an Asian side, after shutting out hosts PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on the opening day here in Manila.Bangkok Glass
- Bangkok Glass are making their debut appearance in the FIVB Club World Championships.
- They are the second team from Thailand to compete, after Federbrau Bangkok finished 5th in the 2010 and 2011 editions, both in Doha.