Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei seek second head-to-head victory


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2017 - Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei come head-to-head for only the third time in FIVB World League history Sunday in Tunis, with victorires split in their two previous encounters - both last year.

• Their two previous major encounters came in the World League last year.
• At first, Kazakhstan won 3-0 in Kozani, Greece, on 18 June 2016.
• Eight days later, visiting Chinese Taipei exacted revenge by winning 3-1 in Almaty.

• Kazakhstan have lost 14 of their 17 World League matches, including four of five in this year's competition.
• Kazakhstan have won one match in each of their three World League participations – versus Venezuela in 2015, Chinese Taipei in 2016 and Tunisia in 2017.
• Kazakhstan have won the opening set in only two of their last 14 World League matches, with both of those coming against Chinese Taipei.

Chinese Taipei
• Chinese Taipei have lost six of their last seven matches in the World League. The only exception was a 3-1 win against Montenegro at the start of this weekend.
• Chinese Taipei are waiting for the second straight set win, after achieving this in their very first World League match in 2016 against Puerto Rico.
• In the first weekend of the 2017 World League, Chinese Taipei won four sets. After two matches in the second weekend they are already on five set wins.
• Only once, they won more sets in a World League weekend, as they won all three matches on 24-26 June 2016, grabbing in a total of nine sets.


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