Argentina take on Australia in Pool A



•    These sides have met once before at the World Championships. Argentina won 3-1 in 2002.
•    They also met at the 2007 World Cup, where Argentina triumphed by the same score.
•    Their most recent competitive meeting came at the 2012 Olympic Games. Argentina took that preliminary round match in straight sets.


•    Argentina won their last match in straight sets, beating Cameroon 3-0.
•    Argentina have not won back-to-back World Championship matches in straight sets since 1990.
•    Argentina have won four of their last five World Championship matches.


•    After starting out with a victory over Cameroon, Australia lost their next two matches at the 2014 World Championship.
•    Australia have lost 13 of their last 14 matches at World Championships.
•    In 10 of their last 13 defeats in the competition, Australia managed to win precisely one set.


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