14. 07. 2019

VNL F6 M: USA progress to final despite being pinned to ground by Brazil

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The bronze medalists, the USA, have progressed to the final of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League in which they will face Russia for the title.

 

In the repeat of the last year’s bronze medal encounter, the USA downed Brazil in a comeback from 1-2 to 3-2 in front of own crowd in Chicago, Illinois (4,025 spectators at the Credit Union 1 Arena): 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9).

Thus, the USA (9-6 in the preliminary round; No.6 and 2-0 in the Final Six pool stage) took revenge on the “Seleção” for a 3-0 defeat in the preliminary round, on May 31. Also, the United States ended a 5-game losing streak in semifinals of major world level tournaments. Brazil played their third successive five-setter in the Final Six.

 

The USA will take on Russia in the final and will try to end a 35-year drought in winning the gold medal on home soil (1984 Los Angeles Olympics).

Matthew Anderson top-scored for the North Americans but Jeffrey Jendryk was definitely a silent hero of the USA. The backup middle blocker served for 5 straight points of his team, including an ace, at 6-5 in the tie-break. Wallace Souza notched 17 points for Brazil.

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – semifinals:

Poland – Russia 1-3 (19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 21-25)

USA – Brazil 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9)

Bronze medal match:

Poland vs. Brazil (22:00 C.E.T.)

Final (July 15):

Russia vs. USA (01:00 C.E.T.)

 

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