Canada and Egypt meet in Pool C



•    The only previous World Championship meeting between these teams came back in 1978.
•    Canada have won their last four World Championship meetings with African teams.
•    Their last meeting in a major tournament was in the 2003 World Cup, when Canada beat Egypt 3-0.


•    Canada won their last match against Bulgaria (3-2) and can record back-to-back victories at the World Championship for the first time since 2006 (vs Kazakhstan and Korea).   
•    That 3-2 win against Bulgaria was only their first victory in a five-setter since a 3-2 win against Argentina in 2006, and only their third since the start of this century.
•    Canada currently have a winning percentage at the World Championship of 37% (26 wins, 44 losses). Of all teams with at least 10 appearances, only Venezuela  have a worse winning record (24%).


•    Egypt can equal their record losing streak at the World Championship. They are currently on six consecutive defeats. From 1998-2006, they lost seven matches in a row.
•    They can lose back-to-back matches in straight sets for the first time since 2002 (vs Venezuela and Brazil).
•    In their last six World Championship matches, they managed to win only four sets.


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