Turkey aim to stay undefeated in clash with Netherlands


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2017 - Turkey and The Netherlands clash for the fourth time across all official FIVB competitions with the Dutch leading the series 2-1, after splitting victories in last year's FIVB World League - but Turkey look at remaining undefeated this year before a home crowd in Ankara Sunday.

• Turkey and Netherlands have met three times before at world level.
• In the World League last season, these teams split victories between them.
• Their only previous major encounter came at the 1966 World Championship, when Netherlands won in straight sets.
• These nations also met at the 1958, 1963 and 1967 European Championships, with Turkey winning on all three occasions.

• Turkey have started their 2017 World League campaign with back-to-back victories, 3-2 facing China on Friday and 3-0 against Egypt on Saturday.
• Last season, Turkey started their World League campaign with five successive triumphs, before falling to Saturday's opponents, Egypt (3-1).
• In World League pool phase matches, Turkey have won 13 of their last 14.

• Netherlands have started their 2017 World League campaign with a win and a defeat. On Friday, the Dutch beat Egypt 3-0 and on Saturday lost 3-1 against China.
• Last season, Netherlands managed to win two out of three in their opening weekend. That weekend also included a match against Turkey, which was the only one they lost back then (3-0).
• Thijs ter Horst contributed 19 points in the 3-1 defeat against China, eight more than any of his teammates.


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