African champions Kenya take on Korea


·    These nations met three times before at the World Cup, with Korea Republic winning in straight sets on all three occasions (1995, 2007 and 2011).
·    Their only other two meetings in a major competition also finished in a 3-0 victory for Korea Republic, at the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2006 World Championship.

·    On Tuesday, Kenya beat Algeria in straight sets to record their second World Cup victory ever and their first since a 3-0 win over Egypt in 1995.
·    Their triumph over Algeria ended a 30-match winless run in the competition.
·    This will be Kenya's 50th World Cup match. Their record in their previous 49 fixtures: W2-L47.
·    Mercy Moim scored a team-high 18 points in their 3-0 win over Algeria on Tuesday

Korea Republic
·    On Tuesday, Korea recorded their third win of this edition by beating Dominican Republic 3-1.
·    With three wins this campaign, Korea have already matched their tally of their last World Cup appearance (3 wins in 2011). In 2007, Korea won a total of four matches in the competition.
·    Against Dominican Republic, Kim Yeon-Koung (29 points) and Kim Hee-Jin (22) combined 51 of Korea's total of 93 points (55%).


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