Brazil look for 3-0 edge against Serbia


Hamamatsu, Japan, October 1, 2018 - Brazil will be looking to claim their third win against Serbia and in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• Serbia (including as Serbia and Montenegro) and Brazil will meet for the third time at the World Championships. Brazil won both previous encounters.
• These nations last met at the World Championships in 2014, when Brazil came from behind to beat Serbia 3-1 in the first round (24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23). Tijana Boskovic scored a match-high 24 points for Serbia.
• On 15 November 2006, in these teams' first ever meeting at the World Championships, Brazil qualified for the gold medal match after beating Serbia and Montenegro 3-1 in the semi-finals (25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20).
• Serbia have won just two of their 15 matches against Brazil at world level major competition (Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup). Their last victory came on 8 July 2017, when they claimed a 3-0 win at the 2017 World Grand Prix.

• Serbia won their first two World Championship matches 3-0 against Dominican Republic and Kenya.
• In 2010 and 2014, Serbia won their first four matches at the World Championship, in 2006 their first seven.
• Serbia could now win three consecutive World Championship matches in straight sets for the first time since four in a row in 2006.
• Brankica Mihajlovic has scored 30 points in this tournament, most for her team.

• Brazil opened their World Championship campaign with straight-sets wins against Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
• Brazil have won 14 of their last 15 World Championships matches, with the only exception in that run a 3-0 defeat against United States in the 2014 semifinals.
• Brazil have won each of their last 33 group stage matches at World Championships (22 in straight sets), since a 3-0 defeat against USA in the 2002 second group stage.
• Tandara Caixeta (25) and Fernanda Rodrigues (24) are Brazil's top scorers.
• Ana Beatriz Correa has recorded eight stuff blocks at this tournament.


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