The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Kingdom closed out the Americans’ exhibition tour in Brazil with a big game – both offensively and defensively.
The championships kick off at 9 p.m. ET Monday and last through May 14.
To claim their fourth continental title and a ticket to the Club World that will take place in May is…