France look at staying undefeated in clash with Argentina


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2017 - Argentina and France meet again Sunday in Kazan, after the South Americans beat the reigning European champions in five sets in last year's FIVB World League.

• These nations most recently met in last season's World League, when Argentina defeated France in five sets in the pool phase.
• France have won six of their last eight World League matches against Argentina.
• France's last World League victory over Argentina came in 2015, the year in which France ended up winning their first and thus far only World League trophy.

• Argentina defeated Bulgaria 3-2 on Saturday after dropping their opener 3-0 against hosts Russia on Friday.
• Argentina are now in search of their first back-to-back wins in the World League since June of last year, when they beat France and Russia in succession.
• Limited to only two points against Russia on Friday, Cristian Poglajen came alive against Bulgaria on Saturday, leading the team with 19 points.

• France have won both matches in this World League campaign, 3-0 against Bulgaria and 3-1 against Russia.
• For the third time in four years, France could start their World League season with three wins. In 2015, this streak stretched to 15 matches en route to their only World League championship to date.
• Since the start of the 2015 season, France have won 27 of 33 World League matches. One of their six defeats came against Argentina.
• France have won at least one set in their last 54 World League matches since their 3-0 defeat versus United States in 2013.
• Stephen Boyer was France’s most prolific scorer against Russia with 18 points, closely followed by Trevor Clevenot and Julien Lyneel with 17 each.


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