Turkey hope to get positive finish in clash with Thailand


Osaka, Japan, October 11, 2018 - Turkey are seeking for a follow-up to their win against Azerbaijan to record back-to-back wins in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• Turkey and Thailand meet for the first time at the World Championships.
• Turkey have won three of their four major world level meetings with Thailand: 3-1 at the 2012 World Grand Prix, 3-0 at the 2013 World Grand Prix and 3-1 at the 2018 Nations League.
• Thailand's sole major world level victory over Turkey came at the 2017 World Grand Prix (3-0).
• 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.

• Turkey can no longer reach the final six. They achieved this once at World Championships. In 2010, they finished sixth.
• Turkey are coming off a 3-1 win against Azerbaijan, after losing each of their first two Pool F encounters in straight sets, against Russia and United States.
• Turkey have not yet managed back-to-back victories in this tournament. In 2014. they closed out their campaign with three straight victories.
• No Turkey player has yet contributed to at least 100 points in this tournament. Meryem Boz leads her team on 85.

• Thailand can no longer reach the final six, something they had not managed previously at World Championships. Their best showing is a 13th place finish, something they achieved in both 1998 and 2010.
• Thailand have lost three successive matches at the World Championships for the first time since a run of three in 2010.
• Thailand lost each of their first six matches at World Championships. That is still the only time they lost more than three in a row in the competition.
• Onuma Sittirak leads her team on 101 points at this World Championship. She is the only Thai player who has breached the 100-points barrier in the tournament so far.


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