Brazil aim to keep 3-0 winning edge over Kazakhstan


Hamamatsu, Japan, October 4, 2018 - Brazil and Kazakhstan will be trying to extend their winning streak over Kazakhstan in their fourth meeting in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• Brazil have won all their six matches against Kazakhstan at world level major competitions (Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup), all in straight sets and including two World Championships encounters.
• These nations last met at the World Championships in 2014, when Brazil beat Kazakhstan 3-0 in the second round (25-22, 25-22, 25-18). Thaisa Menezes scored a match-high 14 points.
• On 1 November 2006, in these teams' first ever meeting at the World Championships, Brazil also won 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-16).
• These nations also met at the 2008, 2011 and 2013 World Grand Prix and at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Brazil won on all four occasions, each by a 3-0 scoreline.

• Brazil opened their 2018 World Championship campaign with straight-set victories over Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, before losing 3-0 to Serbia. They countered with a 3-0 win over Kenya on Wednesday.
• Brazil's loss against Serbia indicated the end of Brazil's winning streak of 33 group stage matches at World Championships (22 in straight sets). Their previous group stage defeat was 3-0 against United States in the 2002 second group stage.
• Brazil conceded only 39 points in their match against Kenya and they limited Kenya's top scorer Mercy Moim to only two points.
• Tandara Caixeta is Brazil's tournament top scorer on 45 points.

• Kazakhstan have started their 2018 World Championship campaign with straight-set defeats against Kenya, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Serbia
• Only once have Kazakhstan started a World Championship campaign with more successive defeats, as they lost all their five matches in 2010.
• Kazakhstan have won three of their 23 World Championships matches. All three victories came in straight sets: versus Thailand (2014), Mexico (2014) and Cameroon (2006).
• Each of Kazakhstan's last 13 defeats at World Championships came by a 3-0 scoreline. Their last non-straight set defeat in the competition came versus Cuba in 2010 (3-2).
• Sana Anarkulova is Kazakhstan's top scorer on 32 points. As setter Natalya Akilova has an average of 11.25 per set.


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