Men’s World Cup: Brazil triumph in crucial clash with USA
Unbeaten: Brazil bagged their seventh straight win in Men's World Cup
In Thursday’s main event in Site B, reigning Olympic champions Brazil and defending World Cup champions USA kept a close match, serving up a classic clash of volleyball titans.
Coach Renan Dal Zotto said “I think we need to have a mindset of improvement. We should always want our game to go up. I think the best way is to keep our good rhythm day after day and we need to respond to different situations with a lot of flexibility. In matches we should try to score one point at a time. Everybody should be ready, whether he is a starter or a substitute. Today, in our attacks, when Bruno sets the ball, four attackers are ready to participate. Each player executed their actions to score. They showed their willingness and their passion to score. I think that shows one great characteristic of Brazil.”
Building Brazil: Coach Renan Dal Zotto says his players have the willingness and passion to score
Poland 3 - 0 Egypt
Japan 3 – 1 Russia
Argentina 3 - 0 Canada
Iran 3 - 0 Tunisia
Hitters Amirhossein Esfandiar (17 points) and Porya Yali (15 points) were Iran’s main scorers. Tunisia’s Hamza Nagga managed to tally 19 points in the loss.
“We have just come from the youth teams, Amirhossein Esfandiar, our libero Hazratpour (Mohammadreza Hazratpourtalatappeh) and myself. I’m so happy that the coach has placed his trust in me. I hope we can win each match that we can. I’m just so happy that I am able to compete in a tournament such as the World Cup,” said Yali.
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Full house: The home crowd at Green Arena Hiroshima
Four matchdays remain in the competition. The single round robin format concludes on Tuesday, October 15, with the Awarding Ceremony at Hiroshima’s Green Arena.
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