Canada and Germany meet again after 21 years


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19, 2017 - Canada and Germany meet for the very first time in the history of the FIVB World Grand Prix when they clash Friday in Richmond. The two sides last met at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, when Germany won in straight sets. Canada last beat Germany at the 1991 FIVB World Cup in four sets.

• Canada and Germany have never met before at the World Grand Prix.
• The last major tournament meeting between these countries came at the 1996 Olympic Games when Germany won in straight sets.
• The last time Canada won a set against Germany at a major tournament was the 1991 World Cup where Germany won 3-1.

• After winning twice in the opening week of the World Grand Prix, Canada lost all three in the second week.
• Two of these matches (against Puerto Rico and Czech Republic) needed a decisive fifth set, in which both of Canada's opponents prevailed.
• Canada have lost their last three five-setters in the World Grand Prix.
• Canada have won at least one set in their last four World Grand Prix matches, their longest streak since six matches in 2014-2015.

• Germany have won their last five World Grand Prix matches, after losing their opener at the 2017 World Grand Prix. Another win would mark a record six wins in a row for the team in the World Grand Prix.
• Germany won their last two matches versus Croatia and Colombia in straight sets. Once before, they won three matches in a row in straight sets at the World Grand Prix (2008-2009).
• Louisa Lippmann scored more points than any other German player in all three matches last weekend. She amassed a total of 46 points for the team.


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