Kazakhstan versus Thailand


Pool C: Kazakhstan – Thailand


- The only world championship meeting between these teams came in 2010. Thailand beat Kazakhstan 3-1.

- Both teams met twice at the World Grand Prix. In 2008 Kazakhstan won 3-2 and in 2011, Thailand won 3-0.

- Thailand have met fellow AVC countries in four other world championship matches, winning one of these three matches (3-1 against Australia in 2002).

- This winner of this match will qualify for the second round.


- Kazakhstan snapped a nine-match losing streak at World Championships by beating Mexico 3-0 on Saturday.

- Their only other win in 14 total matches in the tournament came in 2006, 3-0 against Cameroon.

- Kazakhstan’s last six World Championship matches have ended in straight sets (1 win, 5 losses). Only three of their first eight were decided after three sets.


- Thailand can win two of their first five matches in a single World Championship. This would equal their best start ever, set in 2010.

- Thailand are one shy of losing 50 sets at World Championships. They can become the 28th country with 50+ sets lost.

- Thailand can reach the second group stage in back-to-back World Championships.


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