• This is the first match between these teams at the World Championship.
• They did meet four times in the 2008 World League with Venezuela winning their first ever encounter 3-1.
• Serbia won the next three, outscoring Venezuela 9-1 in sets.Venezuela
• Venezuela have started this World Championship with a defeat, a win and another defeat.
• Venezuela have lost five of their last six matches at World Championships. All of those five losses were straight set defeats.
• None of Venezuela's last 22 matches at World Championships have gone to five sets.Serbia
• After losing the opening match of this tournament, Serbia have responded by recording back-to-back victories, against Argentina and Australia.
• In each of their last five World Championship victories, Serbia needed four sets to finish off their opponents.
• Only one of Serbia's last 15 matches at World Championships was won in straight sets by the Serbs.