Spain seek first win over Germany in nine years


Mexico City, Mexico, June 18, 2016 - Spain are after their first win over Germany in nine years, though, regardless, they're assured of a spot in the FIVB World League Group 3 Final Four as hosts of the event in Frankfurt.


 - Germany and Spain will play against each other for the first time since the
2009 European Championship, when Germany won 3-1 in the second group stage.

 - It will be their first meeting at the World League.

 - Spain's last victory over Germany came at the 2007 European Championship second group
stage (3-1).

  - In 2008, Spain and Germany met in the World Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Germany's 3-2 victory helped them to qualify for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,
where they finished ninth.  



 - Germany lost their opening match 3-2 against Montenegro. They won their
first two matches of their previous World League campaign in 2014.

 - Germany have now lost five of their last six World League matches. They
beat Japan 3-0 in this run.

 - They have now played two five-setters in their last two competitive
matches. The last time they played three five-setters in a row was in the 2013
World League against Serbia (L) and twice against Russia (L-W).

 - Tim Broshog had six successful blocks against Montenegro.



 - Spain have won seven of their last eight World League matches, including
three in a deciding set.

 - They played five World League matches in a row that were decided in the
fifth set in the 2014-2015 World Leagues.

 - Andrés J. Vilena leads group 3 in scoring with 32
points in the 3-2 win against Mexico


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