Mexico versus Netherlands


Pool C: Mexico – Netherlands


- Mexico won both matches against Netherlands at the World Championship. In 1970, which was Mexico's first ever world championship match, Mexico won 3-0 and in 1978 Mexico won 3-2.

- Mexico are winless in their last eight world championship matches against European opposition.

- Mexico have lost their last eight world championship matches against CEV nations, a run which started after they beat West Germany in 1982.


- Mexico have lost all four matches at the 2014 World Championship and are now on a 14-match losing streak in the competition. Their last victory was against West Germany in 1982.

- Mexico have won one set in this year’s tournament, the opening set in their opening match against United States. In 2006, they won none, in 2002 two (no participation in 2010).

- Against Kazakhstan on Saturday, Mexico managed to collect only 49 points, their lowest total in the 2014 World Championship.


- In each of their last four World Championships, Netherlands won three of their first five matches. They are looking to equal that achievement with a win against Mexico.

- Since 1978, Netherlands have lost against only two NORCECA nations at World Championships (however four times each against both Cuba and USA).

- Four of Netherlands’ last five World Championship matches have ended in straight sets (3 wins, 1 loss). The only exception came on Saturday, with a 3-1 defeat against reigning champions Russia.


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