Serbia hope to sustain winning momentum in clash with Germany


Nagoya, Japan, October 8, 2018 - Undefeated Serbia are seeking to extend their winning streak in their match against Germany in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• Germany and Serbia will meet for the second time at the World Championships. Germany won 3-1 in a 7-8 place decider in 2010.
• German teams have won four of the six major world level meetings with Serbia.
• The most recent major world level meeting between Germany and Serbia came at the 2018 Nations League. Serbia won 3-0 on 16 May.
• 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.
• Serbia won their first European Championship title after beating Germany 3-2 in the 2011 final.

• Germany won three of their five matches in the first round at the 2018 World Championship, before pulling off an upset against Brazil in their first match of the second round: 3-2 after being 2-0 behind.
• Germany have already equalled their total number of wins from 2014 (4). In 2010, they claimed seven victories, most for them since the German reunification (1994-).
• 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 was a fifth-place finish at the 1994 World Championship.
• With 129 points at the 2018 World Championship, Louisa Lippmann is among the most prolific scorers of the tournament. She was top scorer in the match against Brazil with 35 points.

• Serbia (W6-L0) still have a perfect record at the 2018 World Championship. And they are the only team to have not lost a single set.
• Serbia can become the first nation to start a World Championship with seven straight-set victories since Cuba won all their seven matches, including the gold medal match against Brazil, by a 3-0 scoreline in 1994.
• Serbia could start a World Championship campaign with seven straight wins for the first time since 2006 (7). They eventually finished third in that edition.
• With 68 points, Tijana Boškovic is Serbia's top scorer at the 2018 World Championship.


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