Tunisia and Mexico to tilt their World League head-to-head balance


Tunis, Tunisia, June 23, 2016 - With a balanced head-to-head record in the FIVB Volleyball World League so far and following a 3-2 Olympic qualification win for Tunisia at Mexico, the two teams meet again, this time in Tunis, for a 2016 World League Group 3 encounter on Friday.

• Tunisia and Mexico have met twice at the World League, both in 2014. Mexico won the first match in straight sets, but Tunisia won the second match 3-2. Both matches ended in a home victory.
• Mexico and Puerto Rico are the only teams that have lost a World League match against Tunisia. 
• These teams already faced each other in 2016, at the World Olympic Qualification tournament in Mexico City. Tunisia won 3-2, but Mexico eventually qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio.

• Tunisia are currently on their longest losing streak at the World League, as they have lost their last six matches in the competition.
• In 2016, they were defeated by Venezuela (3-0), Slovenia (3-0) and Qatar (3-1).
• Tunisia have failed to win multiple sets in a single World League since their 3-1 win over Puerto Rico in 2015.
• Mohamed Ali Ben Othmen Miladi (26) and Hichem Kaabi (26) have scored most points for Tunisia in this year's World League.

• Mexico lost their first two World League matches in 2016 against Spain (3-2) and Montenegro (3-1), but won their most recent match against Germany (3-1).
• They ended a losing streak of 12 matches in the competition, which started in 2014. 
• Mexico could win consecutive World League matches for the second time, after they won their first two matches in the competition in 2014. 
• Tomas Aguilera has scored 12 points from blocks, joint most in Group 3 together with Montenegro's Gojko Cuk.


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