Peru seek to beat Argentina in world event for first time in 18 years


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Peru and Argentina clash in the South American derby Sunday in Ostrowiec in what is the second meeting between the two sides in the history of the FIVB World Grand Prix after Argentina won in straight sets in 2014. More recently Argentina beat Peru 3-2 at the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Japan. Peru's last win over Argentina in a world competition was a four-set affair at the 1999 World Cup.

• This will be the second World Grand Prix meeting between Peru and Argentina. In 2014, Argentina won in straight sets.
• These teams have also met four other times at other world level tournaments with two wins each.
• Argentina prevailed in their most recent meeting, a 3-2 win at the 2015 World Cup.
• Peru's last win over Argentina in a world level tournament came at the 1999 World Cup (3-1).

• After winning the first two matches in the World Grand Prix but lost the following three.
• Peru have lost three matches in a row in the World Grand Prix and could lose four in a row for the first time since suffering nine consecutive defeats in 2011.
• On Saturday, Peru lost 3-0 to Korea. This broke a streak of 16 World Grand Prix matches in which they won at least one set, their longest ever streak in the competition, which started on 4 July 2015.
• Three Peruvians reached double figures in scoring on Saturday: Carla Rueda (16), Angela Leyva (11) and Jessenia Uceda (10).

• Argentina are still winless after five matches in the 2017 World Grand Prix. Only in 2012, they had such streak since the start of a campaign as they lost all nine.
• Argentina losing streak of five matches is their longest in the competition since the last six matches of 2013 and the first of 2014 (seven total).
• Argentina have lost their last three encounters in straight sets. The last time they took four straight 3-0 defeats was in the last four matches of 2012 and the first of 2013 (5 total).
• Lucia Fresco scored 17 of Argentina’s 49 points against Poland on Saturday (3-0 defeat), 14 spikes and three blocks.


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