Netherlands aim for repeat win on Cameroon


Yokohama, Japan, October 1, 2018 - The Netherlands are hoping to repeat of their 2006 triumph against Cameroon in the FIVB Volleyball World Championship.

• Netherlands and Cameroon have met once before at the World Championship.
• The Dutch team won 3-0 in 2006: 25-16, 25-17, 25-18, a match played in Kobe, Japan.
• Netherlands have met African sides five times at the World Championship and won all five matches in straight sets.
• At all major world level tournaments, Netherlands have won all eight matches against African sides, and all in straight sets.
• World level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.

• Netherlands defeated Germany 3-1 and Japan 3-2 in their start of the 2018 World Championship.
• Netherlands could win the first three matches of a World Championship for the first time. They won the first two in 1998, 2002 and 2014.
• Netherlands could win four World Championship matches in a row for the third time, after recording such streaks in 1978 (4) and 1982 (4).
• Lonneke Slöetjes is the tournament's most prolific scorer after two days of play, with 56 points.

• After claiming their first ever win at a World Championship on Saturday (3-1 v Mexico), Cameroon suffered a 3-0 defeat against Germany.
• This is Cameroon's third World Championship appearance, after 2006 and 2014.
• Cameroon now have one win and 11 defeats at World Championships. 10 of those 11 losses came in straight sets.
• Estelle Adiana scored most points for Cameroon against Germany (9). Laetitia Crescence Moma Bassoko is Cameroon's top scorer after two matches on 24 points.


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