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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.

Head-to-Head
• 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
• 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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