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Puerto Rico look to retain perefect head-to-head record with Argentina

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2017 - Puerto Rico meet Argentina for the fourth time in FIVB World Grand Prix history Saturday in Varazdin, enjoying a perfect record of three wins in their previous encounters. The Caribbean side are on a four-match winning streak after dropping their first three in this year's competition, but Argentina ended a six-match losing streak Friday when they beat Croatia for their first win of the season.

Head-to-Head
• Puerto Rico have won all three encounters with Argentina in the World Grand Prix. In 2012 and 2016 Puerto Rico won by 3-1 and in 2014 the encounter ended in straight sets.
• In 2015, these teams met in the quarterfinals of the Pan American Games. Puerto Rico prevailed after five sets.

• Puerto Rico have lost their last two matches at the World Grand Prix against CSV-sides.

Puerto Rico
• Puerto Rico have won four consecutive World Grand Prix matches, after beginning their 2017 campaign with three defeats.
• Puerto Rico have had two longer World Grand Prix winning streaks, runs of six in a row in both 2014 and 2016. The 2016 streak included a victory against Argentina.
• Puerto Rico lost their first four World Grand Prix five-setters, but have lost only one of nine since.

Argentina
• Argentina beat Croatia 3-1 in their last match, after beginning their 2017 World Grand Prix campaign with six consecutive defeats.
• Since the beginning of 2015, Argentina have won only four World Grand Prix matches (L15) – two against Croatia and two versus Kenya.
• Argentina could win consecutive World Grand Prix matches in the same year for the first time since they were victorious in their final three fixtures of the 2014 tournament.
• Argentina won their first four World Grand Prix five-setters, but have lost all six since.

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