Nagoya, Japan, October 9, 2018 - Second-ranked Netherlands and fourth-ranked Brazil play in Pool E in Nagoya on Wednesday.
· Brazil have won each of their previous seven encounters with Netherlands at the World Championships, including once at each of the last five editions.
· The only other opponent against which Netherlands have lost seven World Championship matches is Russia (incl. Soviet Union, W0-L7).
· Netherlands twice had a lead in sets against Brazil at the World Championships. In 2006, they had a 2-1 lead before losing the last two sets. In 2014, they won the first set but still suffered a 3-1 defeat.
· Netherlands have won just one of their 25 world level major encounters with Brazil. They recorded a 3-2 victory at the 2007 World Grand Prix, en route to their sole World Grand Prix trophy.
· World level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Nations League and Grand Champions Cup.Netherlands
· Netherlands have won all their seven matches at this World Championship. It is their longest unbeaten streak from the start of a single World Championship.
· It is the first time Netherlands have won seven matches at a single World Championship.
· Including their final match in 2014, Netherlands have won their last eight matches at the World Championship, their longest winning streak in the competition.
· Netherlands have not lost a set in their last five World Championship fixtures, also their longest such streak in the tournament.
· Lonneke Slöetjes leads her team in terms of scoring in this tournament with 126 points.Brazil
· Brazil recovered from their 3-2 defeat against Germany by beating Mexico 3-1 on Monday.
· It was Brazil's fifth win at the 2018 World Championships. They have won at least seven matches at each of the last four World Championships (2002-2014). In 1998, they won five matches in the tournament.
· Brazil have lost two matches at the 2018 tournament, already more than at the World Championships in 2014 (1), 2010 (1) and 2006 (1). They suffered four defeats in 2002.
· Brazil have reached the semifinals 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 is Brazil's top scorer on 113 points, while Ana Beatriz Correa has scored 20 points from stuff blocks.