Pool B winners Brazil play Bulgaria



•    Brazil and Bulgaria have met 12 times at the World Championship, with Brazil winning seven times.
•    Brazil have won all of their World Championship meetings with Bulgaria by either 3-0 or 3-1.
•    Their last meeting in the competition came in 2010 with Bulgaria winning in straight sets. This victory by Bulgaria followed three consecutive wins by Brazil.


•    Brazil finished first in Pool B winning all five matches and are now on a nine-match winning streak in the competition.
•    Brazil can win 10 consecutive World Championship matches for the fourth time in team history.
•    They can record their 99th win at the World Championship.


•    Bulgaria won three of their five matches in the first round and finished third in Pool C behind Russia and Canada.
•    Their last two matches went to five sets winning the former and losing the latter. They can lose two five-setters in a row for the second time in the competition after 2002.
•    The last time and only time Bulgaria played three five-setters in a row was back in 1962 alternating the results: W-L-W.


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