Germany and Canada take on same missions to qualify for third round



• These teams have met four times at the World Championship, with both teams winning twice. 
• Germany (as East Germany) won their first encounter which was followed by two victories from Canada over East Germany. 
• Their last world championship meeting, four years ago, ended in a 3-0 victory for (unified) Germany. 
• These teams also met in four different encounters in the 1992 World League. Canada won all four. 


• Germany can secure their best ever finish as unified Germany. As such, they have never finished higher than eighth. 
• To reach the third round and at least a sixth place finish, Germany must avoid a 3-0 or 3-1 defeat against Canada. 
• Germany lost their opening match of this tournament, then won six in a row and are now coming off a defeat against Russia. 


• Canada started this tournament with a defeat before reeling off six straight victories. That winning streak was halted by Brazil in straight sets. 
• Canada’s best finish in the competition is ninth place in 1994. 
• Canada must beat Germany by 3-0 or 3-1 in their final Pool F match to reach the third round.


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