Algeria take on USA challenge


·    United States defeated Algeria in straight sets in their only previous meeting at the World Cup in 2011.
·    These teams also met at the 2013 World Grand Prix in the preliminary round. The Americans again proved too strong for Algeria, beating them without losing a set.
·    United States have yet to lose a set in the World Cup against African opposition (8 matches).

·    Algeria have yet to win a set at this World Cup after losing their first four matches in straight sets.
·    Their 21 points in the match against Serbia are a team-low in their World Cup history. Of these 21 points, 14 were scored after opponents errors.
·    Algeria have yet to win the first set in any of their World Cup matches. They lost the first set in their only win, 3-1 against Kenya in 2011.

United States
·    United States have won three and lost one match at this World Cup and all their three wins came by a 3-0 scoreline, against Korea, China and Peru.
·    They can win consecutive matches in straight sets for the first time since 2011, when they won three in a row, including a 3-0 win against Algeria.
·    United States scored 13 points from blocks against Peru, a team-high at this World Cup.
·    United States have had three different topscoring players in their four matches so far: Foluke Akinradewo (v Korea, Serbia), Karsta Lowe (v China) and Tetori Dixon (v Peru).


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