Undefeated hosts Poland play USA in Lodz



•    These teams have met five times at the World Championship. Poland won on four occasions, USA on one.
•    The lone US victory over Poland was their last meeting in the competition. In 1986, USA prevailed 3-0.
•    Poland last defeated United States at the World Championship in 1974.


•    Poland finished top in Pool A and was the only team to emerge from the group phase with a maximum 15 points.
•    Poland have won 15 of the 16 sets they have played in this tournament. The only dropped set by Poland at this World Championship came in the match against Cameroon.
•    No host nation has won the World Championship since 1966, when Czechoslovakia performed the feat.

United States

•    In their last nine World Championship matches, USA have alternated wins and defeats. If the trend continues, USA will lose this match.
•    United States reached this stage by finishing third in Pool D, losing to France and Iran and beating Italy, Belgium and Puerto Rico.
•    In the first group stage, Maxwell Holt ranked second among tournament leaders in average blocks per set (0.90) and stuff blocks (19).


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