Czechs rely on home-court advantage to get back on track


Olomouc, Czechia, June 9, 2016 - Czechia will try to use the home-court advantage on the second weekend in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 Group 2 action to recover from a negative win-loss record so far. The only win the Czechs achieved last week was against Canada, their first opponents in Olomouc.

• Czech Republic and Canada will go head-to-head for the second time at the World Grand Prix. 
• Earlier this season, on 5 June, the Czechs won 3-0. Czech Republic's Tereza Rossi scored a match-high 15 points, one more than Canada's Danielle Brisebois (14). 
• Apart from the World Grand Prix, Canada and Czech Republic (as Czechoslovakia) have met twice at major tournaments, at the 1974 and 1986 World Championships.
• Canada beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in 1974 while losing in straight sets in 1986. 

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• Czech Republic lost two of their first three World Grand Prix matches this season: 3-1 to both Puerto Rico and Poland.
• They won their most recent match however, beating forthcoming opponents Canada in straight sets. 
• Czech Republic last won consecutive World Grand Prix matches in straight sets in 2014, beating Algeria, Mexico and Kazakhstan 3-0 respectively. 
• Canada can become the fifth team Czech Republic beat at least twice at the World Grand Prix, after Croatia (4 wins), Kazakhstan (2), Argentina (2) and Puerto Rico (2). 

• Canada are on a five-match losing streak at the World Grand Prix, since their 3-1 win over Argentina on 10 July 2015. 
• Canada can lose three consecutive matches by a 3-0 score line for the first time at the World Grand Prix.
• Canada's record losing streak is in the competition is nine, as they lost their first nine World Grand Prix matches (2003-2014).
• In total, Canada have won four of their 19 World Grand Prix matches (17%).


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