Argentina looking for a second win as they face Poland


Pool L: Argentina v Poland (12 July)

· Poland have won the three clashes with Argentina in the World Grand Prix, the first two in straight sets, but the last encounter in 2013 only by a 15-11 score in the deciding set.
· That match is the only one of a total of five played at all major competitions in which Poland conceded a set against Argentina.
· Poland have won five of their last seven World Grand Prix matches against South American teams.

· After winning their opener against Croatia last week, Argentina have added four defeats. Still, they were the first nation in the 2015 World Grand Prix to claim two sets in a single match against Netherlands, in their 3-2 defeat on Saturday.
· Still, they have the chance to equal their best performance in the first six matches of a single World Grand Prix campaign. In 2011 and 2013, they also won two of their opening six.
· This will be Argentina’s sixth match in front of a home crowd in World Grand Prix history. In 2014, they won all three matches (against Peru, Canada, Cuba) in Buenos Aires, while so far they lost both (against Canada, Netherlands) in Formosa.

· Poland keep exchanging victories with defeats in the 2015 World Grand Prix: win-loss-win-loss-win in the first five matches in the competition. They can record back-to-back victories for the first time since 2013-2014 (5 straight).
· Poland have 49 victories in 116 total matches in the World Grand Prix. They can become the 10th or the 11th team to reach the mark of 50, depending on Germany’s (also 49 wins) result against Brazil earlier on Sunday.
· Against Canada, Poland won their 200th set in the World Grand Prix, becoming the 11th nation with 200+ sets won in the competition.
· Tamara Kaliszuk scored 19 points on Saturday against Canada. She now owns Poland’s two highest scoring marks in the 2015 World Grand Prix, after compiling 21 against Canada in week 1.


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