Venezuela face Serbia in Pool A



•    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 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.


•    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.


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