Argentina, Dominican Republic seek first win


Florence, Italy, September 14, 2018 - Argentina and the Dominican Republic are both winless, so something has to give when they go head-to-head Friday. Argentina lost to Belgium in their opening match, while the Caribbean side are 0-2 after falling to Slovenia in four sets and Japan in three. The two meet for the first time ever in a major competition.

• Argentina and Dominican Republic will play each other for the first time in a world level major tournament match.
• The world level major tournaments are Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World League, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.
• Argentina beat Dominican Republic in straight sets in Indianapolis in the 1987 Pan American Games. Out of the six teams at the tournament, Argentina finished fourth, and Dominican Republic sixth.

• Argentina started off their 2018 World Championship with a 3-1 defeat against Belgium.
• This was Argentina's first opening defeat at a World Championship since 2006, when they lost their first two.
• Facundo Conte was Argentina's leading scorer against Belgium. He scored 13 points.
• No less than six players contributed with nine or more points for Argentina in their 3-1 defeat on Wednesday.

Dominican Republic
• Dominican Republic are winless after two World Championship matches, losing 3-1 to Slovenia and 3-0 to Japan.
• In their only other World Championship, the 1974 edition, they lost their first five matches.
• In both their World Championships combined (1974 and 2018), Dominican Republic have won three and lost 10 matches.
• Henry Antonio Lopez Capellan was his team's top scorer in both World Championship matches, with 12 points against Slovenia and 14 against Japan.


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