Now, only a miraculous combination of results can prevent Brazil’s title with still one match to go
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.
After shutting out France on day one, Brazil is looking to pick up their second win at the 2017 World Grand Champions Cup over Italy, who dropped their first match to Iran in five.
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.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
The return of Olympians Matt Anderson, Alex Holt, and Aaron Russel were not enough for Team USA to fend off Brazil in the first game of the USA Volleyball Cup.
What to expect as Team USA hosts Brazil at near-full strength
Team USA loses once again to Brazil. Now, their attention shifts to the USA Volleyball Cup.
Brazil coasted to an easy win against Team USA
France wins the Gold at the 2017 FIVB World League after winning a thrilling five-set match with Brazil.