Italy hope to keep win-record in match with Thailand


Osaka, Japan, October 8, 2018 - Italy are meeting Thailand in the second round of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship and are hoping to stay on the winning track by claiming their seventh successive win.

• Thailand and Italy will meet for the second time at the World Championship. Italy won 3-0 in the 2010 second round.
• Thailand have won only two of their 13 major world level meetings with Italy, but those victories came in the last three encounters.
• Thailand won 3-2 at the 2016 World Grand Prix and 3-0 at the 2017 World Grand Prix.
• Their most recent world level meeting took place at the 2018 Nations League, where Italy won in straight sets.
• The women's world level major competitions are: the Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and the Nations League.

• Thailand have won three and lost three matches at the 2018 World Championship.
• Thailand could record four victories at a single World Championship for the second time after 2010 (4).
• Thailand's 3-0 defeat against China was the first time they lost in straight sets at this World Championship. They finished their 2014 campaign by losing two matches in a row in straight sets.
• Wins and losses have alternated for Thailand at the 2018 World Championship (W-L-W-L-W-L). According to this streak, Thailand should win this match.
• Pleumjit Thinkaow leads her team in terms of scoring this tournament, on 70 points.

• Italy are one of four teams with a perfect record at the 2018 World Championship (6 wins), besides Netherlands, Serbia and United States.
• Italy won five of their six matches at the 2018 World Championship in straight sets, with a 3-1 win over China being the only exception.
• Italy have had at least eight wins at each of their four World Championships in this century, with 10 in 2014 as their top mark.
• Italy could win seven successive World Championship matches for the first time since eight in a row in 2006.
• Paola Ogechi Egonu was Italy's top scorer in all their five first-round fixtures at the 2018 World Championship, before Miryam Fatime Sylla took over in the second-round match against Azerbaijan (17 points).


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