Brazil eye for clean win-record against Dominican Republic


Hamamatsu, Japan, September 30, 2018 - Brazil are seeking to maintain their win-record against the Dominican Republic in their fourth encounter in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• These nations will meet for the fourth time at the World Championships. Brazil won all previous three encounters, all in straight sets.
• Brazil and Dominican Republic last met at the World Championships in 2014, when Brazil won 3-0 in the third round group stage (25-19, 25-21, 25-17). Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli scored a match-high 13 points.
• Brazil also beat Dominican Republic 3-0 at both the 1998 (15-1, 15-4, 15-4) and 1974 World Championships (15-6, 15-6, 15-5).
• With 19 wins and no defeat, Brazil have a perfect record against Dominican Republic in world level major tournaments (Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup).
• These nations last met in a world level major competition on 24 May 2018, when Brazil beat Dominican Republic 3-0 at the Nations League. Adenezia Da Silva scored 13 points for Brazil in this match, and Brayelin Elizabeth Martínez recorded 10 points for Dominican Republic.

• Brazil have won 13 of their last 14 World Championships matches, with the only exception in that run a 3-0 defeat against Unites States in the 2014 semifinals.
• Brazil have won each of their last 32 group stage matches at World Championships (21 in straight sets), since a 3-0 defeat against USA in the 2002 second group stage.
• Brazil have started their last five World Championships with a 3-0 win in their opening match, including in 2018 against Puerto Rico. In 2014, they won their first three matches in straight sets.
• Fernanda Rodrigues (13 points) and Tandara Caixeta (11) scored most points for Brazil in their opening match against Puerto Rico on Saturday (3-0).

Dominican Republic
• Dominican Republic started off their 2018 World Championship with a 3-0 defeat against Serbia.
• Dominican Republic have now lost five World Championship matches in a row. In 2014, they won their opening seven matches before losing the following four.
• Dominican Republic could now lose six successive World Championship matches for the second time, after eight in a row in 1998-2002.
• Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez (10) led her team in scoring against Serbia and was the only Dominican player with at least one point from spikes (7), blocks (1) and serves (2).


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