Manila, Philippines, October 21, 2016 - With VakifBank Istanbul already qualified to the semifinals as second (alongside leaders Volero Zurich) from Pool B, and with Hisamitsu Springs having already secured third place, the result of this match cannot alter the final rankings of the pool.
VakifBank are on a 1-1 record in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club World Championship, having defeated Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on the opening day, before falling to Volero in a tie-break.
Bangkok Glass remain winless, having lost both their games so far, to Volero and to Hisamitsu Springs.VakifBank Istanbul
- Playing their 11th match in the history of the FIVB Club World Championship, with an 8-2 record.
Only defeat was to Azerbaijan's Rabita Baku in straight sets in the 2011 final in Doha, before they fell to Volero Zurich Thursday evening here in Manila.
- VakifBank are one of three Turkish (indeed Istanbul) clubs to have taken part in the FIVB Club World Championships. All three (including Fenerbahce and Eczacibasi) have won a gold medal each.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.