USA still seek first win in match against Belgium


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2017 - USA and Belgium meet for only the second time in FIVB World League history Sunday in Novi Sad, after the Americans won in five sets last year - but this year USA are still seeking their first victory.

• The only World League meeting between these teams in major competitions took place last year.
• In the 2016 World League, United States defeated Belgium in five sets.
• Belgium had won two of the five previous matches they faced United States in major competitions (World Championships and Olympic Games).

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• United States have started their 2017 World League campaign with back-to-back defeats, 3-1 against Serbia on Friday and 3-2 at the hands of Canada on Saturday.
• This extended Team USA's losing streak in the competition to four, their longest such rut in the competition since five in a row in 2013.
• They have not started a World League campaign with three successive defeats since 1994.

• After a five-set defeat against Canada on Friday, Belgium beat defending champions Serbia in straight sets on Saturday.
• This win against Serbia broke a four-match losing streak for Belgium, their longest in the competition.
• For the first time since six straight wins in 2015, Belgium could register back-to-back victories in the competition.
• Belgium have won at least two sets in each of their last four World League matches.
• Bram Van Den Dries is Belgium’s most prolific scorer in the 2017 World League with 39 points: 26 against Canada and 13 against Serbia.


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