Australia challenge France's winning streak


Australia celebrate winning a point


•    This is the third meetings at the World Championships between these nations. France won both previous meetings (3-0 in 1982 and 3-1 in 2006).
•    France and Australia also met in the final of the Final Four of the 2014 World League. Australia won that match 3-2 in Sydney.
•    France have won their last eight World Championship matches against AVC nation. Their last defeat was against Korea in 1982.


•    Australia have won only two of their last 17 matches at the World Championships and four in total (29 total matches).
•    Their only victory in straight sets was against Cameroon in their opener this year.
•    They have yet to lose a World Championship match in five sets (played two and won both).


•    France can equal their record of winning five successive World Championship matches set in 1970.
•    France have won six of their last seven World Championship matches, losing only to Italy in the first group stage.
•    France have won only one of their last nine World Championship matches in straight sets. That was their opener against Puerto Rico.


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