Argentina take on France in Bydgoszcz



•    Argentina and France have met four times at the World Championship. Each team has won twice.
•    Their most recent meeting came in the second group phase in 2010. Argentina won 3-1.
•    France last defeated Argentina at the World Championship in 2002, when the French prevailed 3-1 in the quarterfinals.


•    Argentina qualified for the second group phase by finishing third in Pool A. They defeated Australia, Cameroon and Venezuela, however lost to Poland and Serbia.
•    Four of their Pool A matches were decided in straight sets.
•    Argentina have not had to play a five-set match in their last 14 at the World Championship.


•    France reached this stage by finishing top in Pool D. Their only defeat in this tournament came against Italy.
•    France have won three in a row and their last four-match winning streak in the competition was achieved from 2002 to 2006.
•    Antonin Rouzier finished the first group phase as the leading scorer in the competition. His 97 points total consisted of 91 spikes, two blocks and four serves.
•    Jenia Grebennikov finished the first group phase as the tournament's most prolific digger, averaging 4.67 per set.


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