Canada, whose previous best finish in the World League was seventh in 1992, pulled off one of the biggest wins in their history by beating 2013 FIVB World League champions and world No. 2 Russia for the first time ever in a five set thriller on July 19.
They extend its national record to nine World League victories in one year. Its previous best was six wins in 1992. After a 2-2 start to the 2013 campaign, Canada now has a national record seven-match World League winning streak.
Canada also joins Korea (2008) as the only team in the last 15 years to come back from two sets down to beat Russia in the World League.
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