Pool B: Bulgaria – CanadaHead-to-head
- These teams have met three times before in the competition. Canada won their first meeting in 1974 after trailing two sets. Bulgaria was victorious in 1982 (also after trailing two sets) and in 1986 (3-1).
- Canada are winless in their last 16 World Championship matches against European opposition. No other team has a longer losing streak against CEV teams. Puerto Rico follows with 14 defeats in a row.
- Bulgaria have won nine of their 13 World Championship matches against NORCECA sides, losing only against Cuba (3 times) and Canada (once).Bulgaria
- Bulgaria have won their last two matches in the competition and can win a third straight for the first time since winning their first three matches of the 2002 World Championship.
- Bulgaria, who have secured their place in the second round, have always survived the first group stage of a World Championship.
- Kremena Kamenova led Bulgaria in their win against Cameroon with 12 points, without entering the field in the third (and final) set.Canada
- Canada have lost a total of 39 matches at World Championships, of which 20 came against CEV nations.
- Canada will try to win a second match in a single World Championship for the first time since 1990. In 2002 and 2010, they recorded one win.
- On Saturday against Serbia, Canada managed to score only seven points in the first set, their lowest single set total since the invention of the rally point system. They immediately followed up by scoring 28 in set 2, their highest ever total in the competition.