The USA Men are back at it this evening, vying for a spot at the 2017 World Championships by participating in the 2017 NORCECA Men’s World Qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Brazil wins its fifth WGCC gold. Team USA greatly underachieves, loses to a depleted Italian team, and is knocked out of the podium.
Brazil’s 3-2 win against the USA all but gives the South Americans the tournament title, even though three other teams have mathematical chances at it.
Team USA hands the World League’s champions a 3-0 loss. They are now in first place of the round robin tournament with two games still left to go. Meanwhile, Brazil and Italy won their games, and trail the American team closely in the standings.
Both Team USA and France have a 1-1 record at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and are both looking to secure their second win at the competition.
Iran adds another chapter to its up and coming volleyball resume, coming from behind 2-0 to hand Team USA its first defeat of the tournament.
Matthew Anderson ushered USA’s opening day straight-set (25-21, 25-18, 25-13) win over hosts Japan. Brazil and Iran also came out victorious.
Team USA will take on the hosts of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Championships, Japan, in their first test of the event.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup