Chinese Taipei and Montenegro clash for first time


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2017 - Chinese Taipei and Montenegro clash for the very first time in any official competition Saturday in Bijelo Polje, with the Asian side seeking their first win of this season as the Europeans look at doubling their wins.

• These teams have never met in a major competition.
• Montenegro have won their only previous World League encounter with Asian opponents as they beat China 3-1 in the 2015 group 3 semifinals.
• Chinese Taipei have lost their last three World League matches against CEV sides since their 3-1 win over Germany last season.

Chinese Taipei
• Chinese Taipei opened their 2017 World League with a 3-2 defeat against debutants Estonia.
• They have now lost three World League matches in a row, their longest losing streak in the competition.
• This streak comes immediately after registering three victories on the trot, their longest winning run in the tournament.
• Chien-Chen Chen was their most prolific scorer against Estonia with 17 points (14 spikes, 3 blocks).

• In front of a home crowd in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro won their opener against Tunisia: 3-2.
• Of their first 15 World League matches, Montenegro have won 11. Their winning percentage is 73.3%. Of all teams with at least 10 matches played, only Brazil have a higher winning rate: 77.1% (433 matches, 334 wins, 99 defeats).
• Seven of Montenegro’s last 10 World League matches have gone to a fifth set and none of those 10 ended in straight sets.
• All of the losses Montenegro suffered in the World League (4) were sealed in a fifth set.


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