Undefeated Hungary meet winless Algeria


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Algeria and Hungary meet for the very first time in any official competition Saturday in Caracas with each standing at the opposite end of the spectrum in the overall FIVB World Grand Prix Group 3 standings. Hungary are udefeated in this their debut season, while Algeria still seek their first win of 2017.

• This is the first meeting between these nations in a major competition (Olympic Games, World Championships, World Grand Prix, World Cup and Grand Champions Cup).
• Algeria have lost all their nine World League matches against European teams and all their 22 matches in major competitions against CEV teams.
• Hungary will play a match in a major competition against an African team for the first time.

• Algeria have won only two of their 31 World Grand Prix matches, with both those victories against Australia in the 2015 edition.
• Algeria have lost 10 consecutive World Grand Prix matches in straight sets. Kenya were the last opponent they won a set against in the competition, in a 3-2 defeat on 5 July 2015.
• Yasmine Abderrahim leads her team in points (27), success rate as spiker (19.6%) and in efficiency as receiver (24.4%).

• Hungary have won all four matches on their World Grand Prix debut.
• Hungary could become the first team to win their first five matches in their debut World Grand Prix participation (France could also achieve this if they beat Trinidad and Tobago).
• Hungary have lost only one set in their four World Grand Prix matches, in the 3-1 victory against Australia in their second fixture.
• Greta Szakmary is their leading scorer on 47 points. Eszter Nagy and Edina Dobi both have a 0.80 average of blocks per set.


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