Brazil wins its fifth WGCC gold. Team USA greatly underachieves, loses to a depleted Italian team, and is knocked out of the podium.
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.
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.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
China, Qatar and Iran are tied atop the standings after Saturday’s action in which the host Iranians took down the previously undefeated Chinese side.
Pool H1 featured matches on two ends of the volleyball spectrum in day two, with Russia overcoming Team USA in a daunting five-set match, while Poland rolled through Iran in a three-set sweep.
Serbia found revenge as they took down Belgium to win Pool D1.
Serbia and Belgium both nabbed victories over Iran and Argentina, respectively in Pool D1 today.
2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE – GROUP D1 June 9th-11th, 2017 Azadi Indoor Stadium, Tehran, Iran World League Round 2 Schedule/Results…