Yokohama, Japan, October 4, 2018 - Germany and hosts Japan have three wins apiece and will be going for a better win-record with the fourth win in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.
• Japan have won seven of their nine matches against German teams at the World Championships, including 3-2 in their last meeting in 2014.
• Germany's two wins came in 1986 (as German Democratic Republic) and in 2002.
• Japan have won seven of their last eight matches versus Germany at world level major tournaments, including the last four.
• Japan could claim five wins in a row against Germany at world level tournaments for the first time since a run of five wins from 1993 to 2001.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.
• Their most recent encounter was in the 2018 Nations League, when Japan won 3-1. Sarina Koga (JPN, 27) and Louisa Lippmann (GER, 26) were the top scoring players in that match.Germany
• After losing their 2018 World Championship opener against Netherlands (3-1), Germany beat Cameroon, Argentina and Mexico 3-0.
• Reunified Germany (since 1994 edition) could win four World Championship matches in a row for the first time.
• Germany's last seven wins at the World Championships all came in straight sets, since a 3-1 victory over Serbia in 2010.
• Louisa Lippmann is Germany's 2018 World Championship top scorer on 72 total points.Japan
• Japan won three of their four matches at the 2018 World Championship: 3-0 victories against Argentina, Mexico and Cameroon and a 3-2 defeat to Netherlands.
• Japan have won at least three of their first five World Championship matches in 2014, five of the first five in 2010 and four of the first five in 2006.
• Japan could win three successive World Championship matches in straight sets for the first time since 1998.
• Ai Kurogo is Japan's tournament top scorer on 52 points.