Sapporo, Japan, October 4, 2018 - Bulgaria and Canada both have 3-1 records and will vie to get their second win in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.
• Bulgaria and Canada have met four times before at the World Championship.
• Bulgaria won the last three matches, including a 3-0 victory in 2014.
• Canada had won the first match at the World Championship in 1974, 3-2.
• The last three meetings at world major level between these two teams came at the World Grand Prix in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Canada won in 2015, and Bulgaria won the last two encounters in 2016 and 2017.
• The women's world level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.
• At the 2018 World Championship, Bulgaria registered defeats against Italy, Turkey and China. They won against Cuba.
• Bulgaria could lose three straight matches within a single World Championship for the first time since the last three matches of 2002.
• In 2014, Bulgaria won two of their first four World Championship matches. The last time they had fewer than two out of four was in 1998 (1). They won their fifth match back then.
• After her team-leading 17 points against China, Gergana Dimitrova is now Bulgaria's tournament top scorer with 46 total points scored.
• Canada started their World Championship with 3-0 losses against Turkey, Italy and China before beating Cuba 3-1.
• Canada could now win back-to-back World Championship matches within a single edition for the first time since 1990, against Argentina and Egypt (both 3-0).
• Canada have won three of their 19 World Championship matches in this century, 3-0 versus Egypt in 2002, 3-1 against Cameroon in 2014 and 3-1 against Cuba on Wednesday.
• Alexa Lea Gray and Kiera Van Ryk (41 points each) are Canada's top scorers after four matches.