Skra Belchatow go for unbeaten run against Asian sides


Skra Beltachow will protect the Polish winning streak against Asian sides, when they face newcomers Shanghai Golden Age of China in Pool B of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 – Poland’s Skra Beltachow will go for an unbeaten run as they face newcomers Shanghai Golden Age of China in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Pool B.

• Skra Belchatow and Shanghai Golden Age will meet for the first time at the men's club world championships as the Chinese team are making their debut in the competition.
• Skra Belchatow are unbeaten in their club world championships meetings with teams representing the AVC. They beat Iranian Paykan Teheran twice and Qatari Al Arabi three times.

Skra Belchatów
• Skra Belchatow will appear in the competition for the fourth time. They finished second in 2009 and 2010 after losing twice against Diatec Trentino in those finals. They claimed a third place in 2012.
• Only Zenit Kazan (4) have claimed more podiums in the competition without winning a single title than Skra (3).
• A Polish team has yet to win the competition. Jastrzebski Wegiel finished second in their only participation in 2011.
• Skra have only lost three matches at the club world championships, the finals in 2009 and 2010 against Diatec Trentino and their 2012 semifinal against Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei.
• Skra Belchatów finished a runners-up in the 2017 Polish Championships and 2017 Polish Cup, both to ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle who are also competing in this tournament.
Shanghai Golden Age
• Shanghai Golden Age are making their debut at the men's club world championships. 
• They will be the first Chinese team to appear in the competition.
• The only teams representing the AVC to have claimed a podium finish in the competition are Qatari Al-Rayyan, second in 2014, and Iranian Paykan Teheran, third in 2010.
• Shanghai Golden Age have won 12 of the last 14 Chinese championships, including each of the last three.


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