Argentina chase first Round 2 win against Iran


Argentina take on Iran Bydgoszcz


•    Argentina and Iran have met once before at the World Championships. In 1998, Argentina won 3-0 in the first round.
•    These nations also met at the 2011 World Cup in which Iran won 3-2.
•    Argentina have faced AVC countries 16 times at the World Championships, winning 13 of these matches, including 3-0 against Australia in the first group stage.


•    Argentina can lose three World Championship matches in a row for the first time since 2002-2006.
•    They have already lost as many matches this World Championship as four years ago (3).
•    Argentina have not had to play a five-set match in their last 15 at the World Championship.


•    Iran can break their record of successive World Championship victories. They have won their last three now, which equals their record from 1970.
•    Their only defeat in their last six World Championship matches was against France in the first group stage (3-1).
•    Iran have played CSV countries three times before at the World Championships and only won the first time (3-0 against Venezuela in 1970). They lost 3-0 against Argentina in 1998 and lost 3-1 against Venezuela in 2006.


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