Debutants Montenegro take on Turkey


Pool F: Head-to-head
Montenegro v Turkey (June 14)

· These teams will meet for the first time in the World League as Montenegro are making their debut.
· Turkey have won their only previous World League meeting with European opposition, a straight sets win against Slovakia.
· Turkey's team (27 years, 303 days) is on average more than two years older than Montenegro's team (25 years, 102 days).

· Montenegro is one of two teams making their debut in the World League alongside Kazakhstan.
· Montenegro will organise the first week of play for Pool F this year in Podgorica.
· Last year's debutants Belgium, Mexico, Slovakia, Tunisia and Turkey all won at least one match on home soil.

· Turkey will partake in their second World League after making their debut last year. They finished in 22nd place in 2014, second place in Group 3 behind Cuba.
· Turkey won five of their eight matches so far at the World League. They have by far the best winning percentage of all teams participating in Group 3 (62.5%). Spain follows with 37.6%.
· The Final Four of Group 3 was held in Turkey last year. Turkey beat Slovakia in the semifinal (3-0), but were beaten in the final by Cuba in five sets. The second week of play in Pool F will be held in Turkey.


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