Tunisia and Kazakhstan meet again after 11 years


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2017 - Tunisia host Kazakhstan in Tunis Friday in their very first FIVB World League encounter, though the two sides last met eleven years ago at the 2006 FIVB World Championship with the African side dominating in straight sets.

• Tunisia and Kazakhstan have never met in the World League.
• These nations most recently met in a competitive match on 22 November 2006, when Tunisia recorded a 3-0 group stage win over Kazakhstan at the 2006 World Championships.
• Kazakhstan have met one CAVB side in the World League. In 2015, Egypt proved too strong in both encounters (3-0, 3-1).
• Tunisia have met AVC countries twice in the World League. In 2016, they lost 3-1 against Qatar and last weekend, they won 3-1 against Chinese Taipei.

• Tunisia have won five of their last six World League matches, with their five-set defeat against Montenegro in this season's opener as the only exception.
• Tunisia could win three World league matches in a row for the first time since June 2016, when they won their final three matches of their 2016 World League campaign.
• Chokri Jouini (38 points) and Hamza Nagga (37) are Tunisia's top scorers in the World League this season.


• Kazakhstan are still waiting for their first win in this edition of the World League after three losses in the opening weekend.
• In both 2015 and 2016, they won exactly one World League match, including their first ever match in 2015.
• Seven of Kazakhstan's 13 defeats in the World League came in straight sets.
• Kazakhstan could claim at least one set in three consecutive World League matches for the first time.
• Vassiliy Donets has scored 33 points in the 2017 World League, a team-high.


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