Thailand and Turkey after their second win of the season


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2017 - Thailand host Turkey Saturday in Bangkok looking at scoring their first ever victory over their opponent in FIVB World Grand Prix history. The two sides have met before in 2012 and 2013 with Turkey winning on both occasions, 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. This year they are both currently 1-6, with Thailand having stunned defending champions Brazil and Turkey having beaten winless Belgium earlier in the season.

• Turkey have won both of their two World Grand Prix encounters with Thailand.
• Their first meeting at world level took place in the 2012 World Grand Prix. Turkey won 3-1 in Ningbo, China.
• A year later in the same competition, Turkey emerged victorious in straight sets in front of a home crowd in Ankara.

• Thailand have lost 12 of their last 13 World Grand Prix matches, with the only exception in that run the straight-set victory against Brazil in their fifth fixture of this year's tournament.
• Thailand have won the opening set in only three of their last 22 World Grand Prix matches.
• Thailand won the opening set in their last match, the 3-2 defeat against Dominican Republic. They could take the first set in consecutive World Grand Prix fixtures for the first time since their final match of the 2013 tournament and the first two fixtures of the 2014 edition.
• Chatchu-On Moksri scored a team-high 23 points in Thailand's 3-2 defeat against Dominican Republic on Friday.

• Turkey have lost 10 of their last 11 World Grand Prix matches, with the only exception in that run the 3-1 victory against Belgium in their second fixture of this year's tournament.
• Only one of those 11 matches has gone to a deciding set, the defeat against Brazil on 9 July 2017.
• The fewest number of wins Turkey have recorded in a single World Grand Prix campaign is two in 2015.
• Meryem Boz was Turkey's top points scorer in their 3-1 defeat against Italy on Friday, with 19.


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