The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display as the FIVB followed both the USA men and Serbia before, during and after Sunday’s bronze medal match.
At the halfway point (12 teams with 2 matches remaining and the other 12 teams with 3 matches remaining) in…
Matt Anderson led the USA to bronze with 29 points against Serbia.
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Bartosz Kurel gave a heroic performance against the United States to set up a finals rematch with Brazil.
The choices that Brazil makes about the setter position could determine whether they advance to the final of a 5th-straight World Championship.
Poland played spoiler on Friday by winning 2 sets against Italy and cementing the semi-final matchups for Saturday.
With a spot in the semifinals already a surety, American coach John Speraw opted to give his younger players some experience in the pool finale against Brazil on Friday and the team suffered its first loss of the tournament, falling 3-0.
John Speraw of the United States and Marcelo of Brazil are using varied lineups for their match to conclude Pool I in the Final Six.
Ivan Zaytsev and Italy have a monumental task ahead of them on Friday in order to reach the semifinals.