Peru and Czech Republic in bid to stay undefeated


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 9, 2017 - Peru host the czech Republic Sunday in Chiclayo with both teams entering the match undefeated so far in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix. The two sides meet for the first time in the history of the competition, but the South Americans have only won twice in 13 attempts against European opposition.

• Peru and Czech Republic will meet for the first time at the World Grand Prix.
• Peru won only two of their previous 13 World Grand Prix meetings with European sides, the 3-1 win against Netherlands in 1994 and the 3-1 win against Croatia in 2016.
• Czech Republic are unbeaten in their matches against South American teams in the competition, two wins against Argentina and one against Colombia.

• Peru have started their 2017 World Grand Prix campaign with a 3-1 win against Puerto Rico and a 3-0 victory against Colombia.
• In 2015 and 2016 they also started with two victories, but only last year they managed to win their first three as they did not lose until their seventh match that campaign.
• Peru have won 16 of their last 20 World Grand Prix matches. In their first 25 in the competition they only managed three victories.
• Angela Leyva scored at least 20 points in both matches, 23 against Puerto Rico and 24 against Colombia.

Czech Republic
• Czech Republic have also won both of their matches at this year's World Grand Prix as they beat Colombia 3-0 and Puerto Rico 3-1.
• The only other campaign Czech Republic had started off with two wins was 2014, when they won their first seven.
• Czech Republic could win three successive World Grand Prix matches for the second time after that run of seven victories in 2014.
• Six Czech players have managed to score 10 or more points in a single match this World Grand Prix campaign. Marie Toufarova is the only player to do so in both of Czech Republic's matches.


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