Brazil out to uphold record with Thailand


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 14, 2017 - Defending champions Brazil meet Thailand Saturday in Sendai, trying to ride on the momemntum of handing Serbia their first defeat of the season Friday. Brazil have only dropped two sets ever the 12 times they've come head-to-head with Thailand.

• Brazil have won all 12 World Grand Prix matches against Thailand, losing only two sets in these 12 matches.
• Brazil have not played more matches against any other nation in the competition, having a perfect record.
• Brazil have won 40 of their last 42 World Grand Prix matches against AVC-countries.

• Brazil have opened their World Grand Prix campaign with three wins and a defeat.
• Two of their three wins came in three sets, including a 3-0 on Friday against Serbia, a team they lost 3-0 against last weekend.
• Natalia Pereira scored 16 points in the 3-0 win against Serbia. Tandara Caixeta is Brazil's top scorer on 54 points this tournament.

• Thailand have lost their last 10 matches in the competition since a 3-2 win against Italy on 20 June 2016.
• Thailand have won the opening set only once in their last 19 World Grand Prix matches, also in that 3-2 win against Italy.
• Three Thai players scored double figures in their 3-1 defeat against Japan on Friday: Ajcharaporn Kongyot (15), Pleumjit Thinkaow (11) and Wilavan Apinyapong (11). Kongyot is the team’s tournament top scorer with 49 total points, one more than Thinkaow.


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