Brazil look to win against Mexico to avoid back-to-back losses


Nagoya, Japan, October 8, 2018 - Brazil are hoping to earn a win against Mexico to avoid back-to-back losses in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• These nations meet for the second time at the World Championship. In 1970, Mexico beat Brazil 3-1 (15-13, 7-15, 15-9, 15-12) in Burgas.
• Mexico and Brazil have never met in any other world level major competition (Nations League, Olympic Games, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup).

• Mexico have won only one of their last 21 World Championship matches, a straight-set victory over Argentina in this year's first round.
• The last time Mexico claimed multiple wins in a single edition of the World Championship was in 1982 (W7-L2).
• Mexico's best result at the World Championship was a 10th place finish in 1974.
• Captain Andrea Rangel was Mexico's (joint) top scorer in five of their six matches at the 2018 World Championship. She has a team-high 92 total points.

• Brazil conceded a defeat against Germany in their first match in the second round, 3-2 after leading 2-0. It was the first time in World Championship history that Brazil gave away a 2-0 lead.
• Brazil now have four wins and two defeats at the 2018 World Championship.
• Ever since 2002 (3-2 v China and Republic of Korea), Brazil have avoided losing back-to-back World Championship matches.
• Brazil have reached the semi-finals at five of the last six World Championships. Between 1994 and 2014, they only failed to qualify for the final four in 2002 (3-2 loss versus China in the quarterfinals).
• Tandara Caixeta has scored a team-high 88 points at the 2018 World Championship, including 78 spikes.


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