Serbia and Australia target second win in Pool A



•    This will be the second World Championship meeting between both sides. In 1998 Serbia (then Yugoslavia) beat Australia in straight sets.
•    Australia have won only one of their 13 meetings with European sides at the World Championships. In 1998 they beat Turkey in five sets.
•    Paul Carroll (Australia) and Srecko Lisinac (Serbia) both play in Germany for SCC Berlin.


•    Serbia's 3-1 win ended a streak of three consecutive losses in first round matches at the World Championships. They had lost against Canada, Poland (2010) and again Poland (2014) prior to their win.
•    Serbia's last four results at the World Championships have alternated: loss-win-loss-win.
•    Aleksandar Atanasijevic celebrates his 23rd birthday on the day of the match.


•    Australia's 25 World Championship matches so far have given them a record of three wins and 22 losses.
•    Of all teams that have won at least one match at the World Championships, only Guinea (one win in 11 matches, 9%) have a worse winning record than Australia's 12%.
•    They won their 2014 World Championship opener against Cameroon (3-0) before losing to Poland (3-0). Australia are yet to win multiple matches at a single edition of the World Championship.


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