Belgium clash with neighbours in hope for first WGP 2016 win


Kaliningrad, Russia, June 11, 2016 - Belgium have not earned any victories in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 yet and will be looking for their first as they face their neighbours from the Netherlands in Russia.

• This will be the fourth World Grand Prix match between Netherlands and Belgium. 
• In their most recent meeting, on 16 August 2014, Belgium claimed their first win over Netherlands: 3-2.
• Both other meetings were also in 2014, as Netherlands won 3-2 on 2 August and 3-0 on 9 August.

• Netherlands beat Turkey 3-0 in their second match of the 2016 World Grand Prix. Lonneke Slöetjes finished as the Dutch their top scorer with 15 points, 14 of which were from spikes.
• Netherland's last four wins at the World Grand Prix were now all by a 3-0 score line.
• The last win the Dutch did not claim in straight sets was their 3-2 victory over Argentina on 11 July 2015.
• Netherlands have now won nine of their last 10 World Grand Prix matches, the exception being the 3-1 loss to Russia in their opening fixture of the 2016 season.

• Belgium followed up a 3-0 defeat against Turkey in their 2016 World Grand Prix opening match with another straight set defeat against Russia on Saturday.
• Belgium have lost their opening two matches of a World Grand Prix campaign for the first time ever.
• Belgium can lose three consecutive World Grand Prix matches by a 3-0 scoreline for the third time after August 2014 and July 2015.
• Twenty of Belgium’s 27 World Grand Prix matches have ended in straight sets (W9-L11).
• Belgium have won only one of their last 10 World Grand Prix matches, a 3-2 win over Russia in their final match of last year's edition.
• Charlotte Leys scored a team-high nine points in Belgium's 3-0 defeat against Russia, including eight spikes.


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