Seeded 27th, Jefferson and Cherif will be the first men’s or women’s team from Qatar to compete in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. With the 2015 campaign being their first on the FIVB World Tour together, Jefferson and Cherif posted a 41st in Fuzhou and a 25th in Lucerne where they defeated higher-seeded pairs from England and France in the qualifier to advance to the Main Draw. Jefferson and Cherif won an event earlier this season in Ankara, Turkey. Competing for Brazil, Jefferson participated in the under-19 worlds for Brazil in 2006 and the under-21 finale in 2008. Jefferson and Tiago Santos captured a 2014 Asian tour stop (Khanom) before placing third in the continental championships in China. Jefferson and Tiago were also ninth together in last September’s Asian Games in South Korea. Cherif will be competing in his fifth FIVB-sanctioned event after playing in the under-21 last season in Cyprus (placed 49th) and the Doha (41) world tour stop with Ahmed Tijan in 2014.