USA poised to keep winning



· Iran and United States will meet for the fourth and fifth time in the World League. All three previous matches were won by the United States.
· Their first meeting was last year's World League semifinal, when United States won in straight sets.
· They already played twice against each other in the 2015 World League. Both matches ended in a 3-1 victory for United States.
· Two United States players reached 30 points in total in those 2015 clashes: Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell. Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi led the scoring for Iran with 18 points.


· Iran can win three World League matches in a row for the first time since the group stages last year, when they record four successive victories.
· Iran have won their last four WL matches in Tehran and have won seven of their 10 matches there. Only once they failed to win a set in Tehran, when they were defeated 3-0 by Germany in 2013.
· Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi has won 17 blocks, which ties Maxwell Holt (USA) and Simone Anzani (ITA) for most among group I players this season.

United States

· United States can win 10 World League matches in a row for the first time since 2000 (11).
· Last year United States won their first seven matches. If they beat Iran twice, they win their first eight matches of a World League season for the first time since 2000.
· The next set United States will win will be their 500th in the World League. They can become the eighth country to win 500+ sets.
· Micah Christenson has won 15 serves, most of all players this World League season (all groups).
· Matthew Anderson is seven points shy of record his 100th point this World League season, becoming the third group I player to reach this total after Bartosz Kurek (126) and Thomas Edgar (111).


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