Bulgaria and Canada return to Puerto Rico


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Bulgaria and Canada come head-to-head for the third time in FIVB World Grand Prix history saturday in San Juan, with both teams having won a match each previously - on both occasions in five sets. In fact one of the two matches was also played in Puerto Rico, with Canada scoring their win in Carolina in 2015.

• This is the third World Grand Prix meeting between these nations. Both nations have won once, both by 3-2.
• One of these meetings was in Puerto Rico as Canada won 3-2 in Carolina in 2015.
• These nations also played four World Championship matches against each other, with Bulgaria winning three, including 3-0 in 2014.
• Canada have lost 13 of their 15 World Grand Prix encounters against European teams, but won their most recent one, last week against Croatia.

• Bulgaria have lost consecutive World Grand Prix matches in five sets, after opening the 2017 tournament with two victories.
• Bulgaria could lose three consecutive World Grand Prix matches for the first time.
• Bulgaria could equal their record for most defeats in a single World Grand Prix campaign. They lost three in the 2013, 2015 and 2016 editions.
• Dobriana Rabadzhieva is Bulgaria's top scorer on 57 points, two more than Nasya Dimitrova (55, including 10 blocks).


• Canada have won two and lost two of their four 2017 World Grand Prix matches.
• Canada could win three matches in a single World Grand Prix campaign for the first time.
• Canada have won the opening set in only one of their last 16 World Grand Prix matches, the 3-0 victory against Argentina in their opening fixture of this year's competition.
• Danielle Smith has 368 total attempts as setter in Canada's four matches.


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