Heavyweights clash in Macau


Macau, China, June 18, 2016 – China may be unbeaten but they would be unwise to underestimate Olympic champions Brazil, who themselves are four from five in this year's World Grand Prix.

· Brazil have won 15 and lost 10 World Grand Prix matches against China.
· Brazil have won their last 16 matches against China at major tournaments, since China's 3-2 win at the 2008 World Grand Prix.
· The Brazilians have won the next 12 World Grand Prix matches against China since that 3-2 defeat in 2008.
· Brazil won 3-1 the last time they met, at the 2015 World Grand Prix.

· China have won all five matches at this year's World Grand Prix. They won their first nine matches in 2015.
· They have recorded a 3-1, 3-0 and 3-2 win in their last three matches. The last time they recorded two wins in a row by a 3-2 score was in 2009, against Russia and Poland.
· China have won 13 competitive matches in a row, a run that began after a 3-0 defeat against USA at the 2015 World Cup.

· Brazil have won four of their five matches at the 2016 World Grand Prix. They lost 3-2 against Serbia.
· Brazil have lost their last two five-set-matches.
· They have a W21-L3 record in matches at major tournaments since the start of 2015.
· Juciely Cristina Barreto (19) and Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (19) shared top scoring honours in the 3-1 win against Belgium on Saturday. Fabiano Claudino (16) and Natalia Pereira (16) had done the same for Brazil in their 3-2 defeat versus China on Friday.


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