Germany seek first win over Brazil in half a century


Nagoya, Japan, 5 October 2018 - Brazil and Germany go head-to-head Sunday in the 2018 FIVB World Championship, but the South American side has not lost to a German team at the World Championship in almost half a century, since an East Germany win in the 1970 edition. Brazil have won all 11 encounters since - the last five all in straight sets, not having dropped a set in 28 years, since 1990.

• Brazil have won their last 11 matches against German teams at the World Championships, including each of their last five in straight sets. The last time Brazil dropped a set was in 1990, when they beat East Germany 3-1 in the group stage.
• Brazil last suffered a World Championship defeat against a German side on 2 October 1970, when East Germany won in straight sets.
• These nations last met in world level major competitions (Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and the Nations League) on 15 May, when Germany came from behind to beat Brazil 3-1 in the Nations League. Germany's win ended a 15-match losing streak against Brazil in world level encounters.

• Germany (W3-L2) won three of their five first round matches at the 2018 World Championship, all three victories came in straight sets.
• Germany lost their last match 3-0 against Japan and can now lose back-to-back World Championship matches in straight sets for the first time since 2002.
• The best result for a German team in World Championship history was a fourth-place finish for the German Democratic Republic in both 1974 and 1986. Germany's best result since the reunification in 1990 was a fifth-place finish at the 1994 World Championship.
• Louisa Lippmann has scored 93 points at the 2018 World Championship, at least 37 more than any other Germany player. Maren Fromm and Jennifer Geerties both follow on 56 points.
• Only Mexico's Samantha Bricio (12) and Azerbaijan's Polina Rahimova (12) have scored more aces at the 2018 World Championship than Lippmann (11).

• Brazil have started their 2018 World Championship campaign with four wins and one defeat. All their five matches were decided after three sets.
• Brazil conceded 259 points in the 2018 World Championship first round, fewer than any other side (Serbia 262).
• 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 59 points at the 2018 World Championship, including 50 spikes.


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