2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX – GROUP 1
- Group 1, Pool D1
- July 7th – August 6th
- Sendai, Japan
- FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
In the tightest of the three pools in week two, Japan and Brazil are looking for a win to potentially claim Pool D1 (depending on the result of the Thailand-Serbia match as well).
Brazil has gone 3-2 to this point in the tournament and have collected eight points as they sit in fourth place in Group 1. They’re currently in second of the pool table after being swept by Thailand yesterday, but all four teams in the pool are 1-1, so a lot can happen in the pool’s final day.
Japan also has posted a 3-2 mark, but with two of their wins going five sets, they’ve recorded seven points and sit one behind fourth through sixth. They’ll have a great chance to make up the deficit in the standings against a team ahead of them. They’re also in last of Pool D1, but again, with all teams at 1-1 the standings could be in store of a big shake-up with today’s results.
The South American side have won 35 of the previous 39 meetings with Japan in the FIVB World Grand Prix, as Japan hasn’t won in the series since 2010. Coincidentally, another loss for Brazil would make it the first time since 2010 that Brazil lost three matches in one World Grand Prix.
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