Brazil Sweeps Young USA Lineup in Round 3 Finale
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.
Inside The Numbers: A Look at the #FIVBMensWCH Stats through Round 2
As the FIVB Men’s World Championship heads into the Final Six beginning on Wednesday, here’s a roundup of the statistical leaders through the first two rounds of action.
USA Men Claim VNL Bronze with Sweep of Brazil
The United States men finished out their grueling rollercoaster ride at the VNL Final Six with a bronze medal around their necks after sweeping Brazil on Sunday.
Brazil’s Mauricio Borges Out of VNL with Torn ACL
Brazil’s Mauricio Borges is the latest injury casualty in Volleyball Nations League action, suffering an ACL tear in the team’s five-set loss to France on Wednesday.
France Edges Canada in 5, Brazil Falls in Five Sets in Varna
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.
France Rolls Over Brazil 3-0; Bulgaria Shocks Canada in Sweep
Just one day after a shocking defeat at the hands of No. 6 Canada, top ranked Brazil stumbled again on Saturday, falling to No. 9 France via sweep. Boyan Yordanov accounted for half of No. 14 Bulgaria’s 40 kills in a surprise sweep of No. 6 Canada.
WATCH LIVE: France/Brazil Open Grand Champions Cup With WL Rematch
France and Brazil will open up the men’s portion of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in their first ever meeting at the event – however, it will be a recount of this year’s World League Finals in which France took the win.
Brazil To Use 10 Olympians In World League Finals
Brazil finished in the second place position in Group 1 of the World League, concluding the preliminary rounds of the tournament. They finished the tournament with a 6-3 record.
France’s Stephen Boyer Highlights Week Two’s Team Of The Week
The FIVB World League’s second week of play ended, with tons of incredible volleyball having been played. In addition, many players had outstanding weeks for their teams, being named to the Team of the Week.
Brazil Enters Final Phase of Preparation for World League
Brazil finishes preparations for World League; looks to use a combination of new and experienced players to find success for World League play.