Both coaches, including France’s Laurent Tillie (above), had to rally their teams emotions after Thursday’s play-in game for the Final 6.
In a rally that never seemed to end, with amazing digs and the crowd willing the play to go on, Brazil finds themselves on the winning side of an amazing point.
Brazil and France walked away with five-set wins on the day as both teams joined Canada and the U.S. to finalize the teams in the semifinals.
Bruno and the Brazilians won their pool and will play in the early match in front of a home crowd in Curitiba on Friday.
France defeated Serbia in five sets to win the pool after they clinched a spot in the semifinals by winning two sets.
France and Serbia battle it out with just one spot available in the semifinal round.
Brazil won a thrilling five-set match over Russia as they needed just two set wins for a spot in the semifinals.
Host-Brazil look to advance to the final four as they take on Russia to close out Pool J1.
Serbian striker Aleksander Atanasijevic knows the team needs to play its best game against France after a loss to the U.S. put them in a tough position.
The United States celebrated after a 3-1 win over Serbia guarantee the Americans a spot in the Group 1 semifinals.