Turkey look for third consecutive win against Canada in World Championship


Sapporo, Japan, September 29, 2018 – Turkey will be meeting Canada for the third time and they are looking for their third victory against the North American side in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship.

• Turkey have won both encounters with Canada at the World Championship: 3-2 in 2010 and 3-0 in 2014.
• Ozsoy Neriman was Turkey's top scorer in that 3-0 win in 2014, on 16 points.
• These are the only two matches between these teams at world level major tournaments.
• The women's world level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.
• Turkey's last match against a team from NORCECA at world level was the final of the Nations League in 2018 against United States on 1 July. Turkey lost that final 3-2.

• This is Turkey's fourth World Championship, after 2006 (10th), 2010 (6th) and 2014 (9th).
• Turkey finished the 2014 World Championship by winning their last three matches. This is their best winning run in the competition.
• Turkey started their World Championship campaigns with a loss in 2006 and in 2014, and with a win in 2010.
• Turkey have won one continental trophy, winning the final of the European Games in 2015. They finished third at the 2017 European Championship.
• Meryem Boz was Turkey's top scorer in the Nations League on 250 points in the preliminary round and final round combined.

• Canada make their ninth appearance at the World Championship, and the third time in a row.
• Canada's best result at the World Championship is an 11th place finish in 1974 and in 1982. They finished 17th in 2014.
• They started the 2014 World Championship with a win against Cameroon, but then lost their other four matches.
• Canada's last appearance at a major world level tournament was at the 2017 World Grand Prix in which they were ranked 20th.
• Canada won their NORCECA Championship pool in 2017 by beating St. Lucia, Nicaragua and Cuba all in straight sets.


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