Yokohama, Japan, October 3, 2018 - Germany and Mexico will be meeting for the eighth time at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.
• Mexico have faced German teams seven times at the World Championship, winning twice and losing five matches.
• They most recently met at the World Championship in 2006, when Germany won 3-0.
• At the World Championship, Mexico have not faced another team as often as they have played against Germany (7 matches).
• Germany have lost their last two matches against NORCECA teams at the World Championship - 3-0 against United States in 2010, and 3-2 versus Dominican Republic in 2014.
• Mexico have lost 17 of their last 18 World Championship matches. The only exception in this run was their 3-0 victory over Argentina on 30 September.
• Mexico could win multiple matches at a single edition of the World Championship for the first time since 1982 (then seven).
• Samantha Bricio is Mexico's top scorer this tournament on 49 points. Andrea Rangel follows on 47 points.
• After losing their 2018 World Championship opener against Netherlands (3-1), Germany beat Cameroon and Argentina 3-0.
• Germany can win three World Championship matches in a row for the first time since 2006-2010, when they won 3-0 against Chinese Taipei (2006), Kazakhstan and Cuba (both 2010).
• Germany's last six wins at the World Championships all came in straight sets, since a 3-1 victory over Serbia in 2010.
• Louisa Lippmann is Germany's top scorer in the tournament on 56 total points.