Canada wins the third-place match by coming back from a one-set deficit to defeat Team USA.
Micah Christenson has been a rock at setter for the United States throughout the tournament.
The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on NORCECA foe Canada with a podium-finish on the line.
France has played all tournament long with an understated confidence that will serve them well in a hostile arena.
With twin 3-1 wins in the semifinals, Brazil and France will meet for the World League Group 1 final in a rematch of a legendary 2006 showdown that still holds up as one of the all-time great World League showdowns.
France’s dynamic outside hitter Earvin Ngapeth had his best game since returning from injury on Friday.
Brazil came away with the four-set win over the United States in the first semifinal match of the 2017 FIVB World League.
France meets Canada for a chance to play in the 2017 FIVB World League Championship match tomorrow.
The Americans look to win a road match against Brazil with a spot in the finals on the line.
The Arena da Baixada might warm up a few degrees if the crowds continue to swell in the semi-finals and finals.