Watch Live: Russia VS. Brazil Opens Up World Grand Champions Cup Play

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 04th, 2017 | Brazilian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball, Video


The defending champions of the women’s World Grand Champions Cup, Brazil, will open their 2017 campaign with Russia in Tokyo. The Brazilians are coming off a strong win at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix and are looking to keep that momentum rolling against Russia.

This will be the first time that the two teams will have met since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where Brazil took down Russia in straight sets. At the World Grand Champions Cup, this will be the fourth time that the two teams meet, with the most recent at the last one in 2013.

Russia won the 1997 edition of the tournament, where they won all five matches. This was, also, the only time that Russia won their opening match at the World Grand Champions Cup.

Brazil is competing in their sixth World Grand Champions Cup, missing only the inaugural edition in 1993. Brazil has come out at the most decorated team in the competition with two gold medals, one silver and one bronze. The Brazilian squad will look to utilize Tandara Caixeta and Natalia Pereira who were instrumental in the Brazilian Grand Prix title.

You can watch the video streamed below on the FIVB YouTube page, or the matches will be aired on The Olympic Channel.

Time of Competition

USA (CT) – 10:40 PM
Tokyo (GMT +9) – 12:40 PM
Moscow (GMT +3) – 6:40 AM

Editor’s note: Video not made available in the United States. If you are not in the United States, but an error in YouTube’s geolocation service is still blocking your access, you can use a program like TunnelBear to redirect to the proper country.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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