Brazil to look for rebound with yet another shutout against Belgium


Macau, Macao, June 17, 2016 - Brazil have never lost a set against Belgium, but especially after losing to Serbia at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 Group 1 tournament in Macau, they will be looking for a speedy recovery with another straight-setter against the Belgians.

• Brazil have won all three matches against Belgium at the World Grand Prix without dropping a set.
• They played against each other twice in last year's edition.
• Their only other meeting at a major tournament was 60 years ago, in 1956, when Brazil won 3-0 at the World Championships.
• Brazil saw their perfect record at the 2016 World Grand Prix come to an end on Friday, when Serbia proved too strong (3-2).
• It was Brazil's first five-set defeat in the World Grand Prix since 20 August 2014 (against Turkey).
• Brazil have failed to win their first four World Grand Prix matches for the first time since the 2010 edition.
• The last time Brazil suffered back-to-back defeats at the World Grand Prix was in 2007, when they lost four matches in a row.
• Natalia Pereira and Fabiana Claudino both scored a team-high 16 points in Brazil's 3-2 defeat against Serbia.

• Belgium have lost their opening four matches at the 2016 World Grand Prix, including three by a 3-0 scoreline. They only avoided a straight-set defeat against Netherlands (3-1).
• Lise Van Hecke scored 15 of Belgium's 58 points in Friday's 3-0 defeat against China (26%).
• Belgium have won only two of their last 18 World Grand Prix matches, 3-0 against Turkey and 3-0 against Russia, both in 2015.
• Nine of Belgium’s 10 World Grand Prix wins came in straight sets, with a 3-2 victory over Netherlands in 2014 as the only exception.


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