Hisamitsu Springs hoping to beat debutants Eczacibasi to win first match of Club World Champs



· Eczacibasi and Hisamitsu Springs will meet for the first time in the competition.
· This match also marks the first time a Turkish and Japanese side will meet in the Club World Championship.
· European teams have won seven of eight encounters against Asian opposition in the history of the Women's Club World Championship.
· The only Asian win over European opposition came in 2013 when Chinese side Guangdong Evergrande beat Swiss side Volero Zürich 3-1. 

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· Eczacibasi have qualified for the Club World Championship after winning the 2015 CEV Champions League. It is their first participation in the competition.
· The winners of the last two editions of the CEV Champions League also grabbed the trophy at the Club World Championship the same year: Dinamo Kazan (RUS) in 2014 and VakifBank (TUR) in 2013.
· Eczacibasi could become the third Turkish side to win the Club World Championship after VakifBank in 2013 and Fenerbahçe in 2010.
· Turkish sides have always finished on the podium of the Club World Championship: Fenerbahçe in 2010 (gold) and 2012 (bronze) and VakifBank in 2011 (silver) and 2013 (gold).

Hisamitsu Springs

· Hisamitsu Springs will participate for the second time in the Club World Championship after qualifying by winning the 2014 Asian Club Championship.
· No team representing Asia has ever won the Club World Championship. The best result comes from Chinese side Guangdong Evergrande who grabbed bronze in 2013.
· Hisamitsu Springs have lost both of their matches in the 2014 campaign and finished in fifth place. Disregarding debutants Eczacibasi and Dinamo Krasnodar, Hisamitsu are the only team participating this year yet to win a single match in the competition.
· The Hisamitsu Springs squad contains the two shortest players of the 2015 Club WCh: Kotoki Zayasu (height 1.59m) and Sayaka Tsutsui (height 1.58m).


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