Mexico, Germany on hunt for first win


Mexico City, Mexico, June 19, 2016 – Germany and Mexico are both yet to register a win in this year’s FIVB Volleyball World League and will hope to end the drought on Sunday.

· Mexico and Germany have met once before at a major tournament. 
· At the 1991 World Cup, Germany won in straight sets in the Consolation Round. 
· Germany have won only eight of their 31 matches against NORCECA sides at the World League, but are on a three-match winning streak against them as they defeated United States in 2012 and Cuba twice in 2013. 

· Mexico hope to end their run of 12 successive defeats in the World League, since winning their first two matches in 2014.
· Mexico's attack suffered 19 blocks against them in the 3-1 defeat against Montenegro.
· On Mexico's side, Samuel Cordova is one of the best blockers in group 3 with eight stuff blocks.
· Cordova (30 points) and Daniel Vargas (28) are the top scoring players for Mexico.

· Germany could lose their first three matches of a World League campaign for the first time since 2001.
· Their last win in the World League was on 29 June 2014, when they beat Japan 3-0.
· Germany began the year 2016 with three wins at the European Olympic Qualification tournament, but they have lost their next four competitive matches.
· Daniel Malescha is Germany's top scorer with 33 points.
· Tim Broshog has scored seven points form blocks.


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