Osaka, Japan, June 17, 2016 - Finland will try to recover from their heavy defeat on the first day of the FIVB Volleyball World League 2016 Group 2 tournament in Japan with a second-day win against Korea, a team they have beaten in the last eight official matches between them.
• These nations have met 12 times before in official matches. Korea won the first four meetings, before Finland won the last eight.
• This is the 11th meeting in the World League. Korea won the first three meetings, all in straight sets (1993) and Finland the last seven (1993-2013).
• The last meeting between these nations was at the 2014 World Championship, when Finland won 3-0 in the first round.
• Finland started their 2016 World League campaign with a straight sets defeat against Japan.
• Finland have played 17 World League matches against AVC teams, winning seven and losing 10. All seven wins came against forthcoming opponents Korea.
• Finland could win their 50th match in the World League. So far they have collected 49 wins and 90 defeats.
• Against Japan Olli-Pekka Ojansivu accounted for 19 of Finland’s 67 total points (16 spikes, 1 block, 2 serves).
• Korea lost their opener in five sets to Cuba, their seventh consecutive defeat at the World League.
• Korea have now played 41 five-setters at the World League, winning 10 and losing 31, including the last 11.
• Korea’s last victory at the World League dates from 14 June 2015, a straight sets win against Japan.
• Six of the last seven World League victories for Korea came against CEV teams.