WATCH LIVE: Serbia Tries to Stay Unbeaten in Rematch with Brazil

  0 Derek Johnson | July 13th, 2017 | Brazilian Volleyball, European volleyball, FIVB World Grand Prix, International Volleyball, South American Volleyball


  • Group 1, Pool D1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • Sendai, Japan
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
  • Schedule/Results

Last week, Serbia battled the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix champion Brazil and won in straight sets.

It was a dominant opening week as Serbia won every set they appeared in to go 3-0, win Pool A1 and lead the overall Group 1 table. It extended their overall win streak in the competition to seven, as they look to make it eight with this match.

After Brazil started 1-0, they almost let things get out of hand. Following the loss to Serbia they took on Turkey and fell behind in the fifth set. They were able to regroup though and salvage a winning record from Pool A1 as they rank fifth overall with a 2-1 record and five points. Now they will look to get revenge on Serbia as they are the only European team to defeat Brazil (and twice) in the last 13 tries.

This will be the seventh meeting between the two nations in World Grand Prix history, with Serbia’s latest victory giving them two straight as Brazil leads overall 4-2. The last team to start the Grand Prix 4-0 and 12-0 in sets was Netherlands in 2014. For Serbia to do that, they will have to be the first team to sweep Brazil twice in the same Grand Prix since China in 2005.

Watch the full live video below:

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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