Tunisia rely on home advantage to take revenge from Venezuela


Tunis, Tunisia, June 26, 2016 - Tunisia have the opportunity and the home-court advantage to take revenge from Venezuela for the defeat in their only FIVB Volleyball World League encounter ever from nine days ago, as the two sides meet again on Sunday.

• Venezuela won their only previous World League encounter with Tunisia on 17 June 2016: 3-0. 
• Kervin Pinerua (VEN) scored most points in that match (18), eight more than Tunisia's top scorer Mohamed Ali Ben Othmen Miladi.
• Their most recent meeting in any other major tournament came at the 2015 World Cup. Venezuela won in five sets.  
• In the 1970s, these teams faced each other three times at the World Championship. Tunisia won in 1970 and 1974, Venezuela in 1978. 

• Tunisia have recorded back-to-back World League victories for the first time as they beat Mexico 3-1 and Montenegro 3-2.
• Tunisia are still unbeaten in five-setters in the competition as they beat Mexico in 2014 and Montenegro this year.
• Hichem Kaabi scored a staggering 26 points against Montenegro. He has combined for a total of 73 points so far, most of all Tunisian players.
• After five matches in Group 3, only Montenegro's Gojko Cuk (24) has scored more points from stuff blocks than Omar Agrebi (20).

• Venezuela beat Mexico 3-2 on Saturday. Kervin Pinerua (24 points) scored 10 points more than any other Venezuelan player (Edson Alberto Valencia Gonzalez and Jonathan Quijada scored 14 points each).
• Venezuela have now won five of their last six World League matches. They lost 16 matches prior to this run. 
• Venezuela can equal their World League record of three consecutive wins.
• Venezuela have won their last three World League five-setters.
• After five matches in Group 3, only Montenegro's Marko Bojic (110) has scored more points than Kervin Pinerua (105).


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