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Hungary and France meet again, 30 years on

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19, 2017 - With both teams making their FIVB World Grand Prix debut in style this year, Hungary and France come head-to-head for the very first time in the history of the competition when they clash Saturday in Canberra for the first of the two Group 3 semifinals. However, the two teams have met before in other competitions, with France beating Hungary three times in four European Championship encounters - though the last time was 30 years ago. They also met in the 1952 FIVB World Championship in Moscow, with Hungary winning in four sets. Both Hungary and France are undefeated thus far in the 2017 World Grand Prix.