It was the fifth consecutive South American championship where Brazil and Argentina made the decisive match of the competition. The Argentines equaled the highest number of runner-up places in a row in the tournament.
Argentina began giving impression that they would make a duel very complicated. The team led by Javier Weber was more consistent and won the first set 25-19.
With a forced serve, Argentina still balanced in the next partial. However, Brazil was more efficient than it was the beginning of the game and beat the rivals 25:20.
The victory in the second set gave more tranquility to Brazil, who won the third period by 25-19. Argentina, on the other hand, proved to be unstable and began to make a lot of mistakes.
In the fourth set, after an attack by Leandro Vissotto, coach Weber complained and took a red card. That left Brazil 24-20 advantage, but the confusion also caused a blackout in the home team. The Argentines made six straight points and closed 26-24.
Rebuilt after the blow, Brazil again hit attacks in the last set. Rezende‘s team was more efficient than in the previous partial and managed to open a large advantage. Then, despite allowing new reaction of Argentines, “canarinhos” won 15-10.
The South American played in 2013 was the 30th in history. Brazil was not the only champion. In the 1964 edition, when they failed to participate, Argentina got the cup.
Besides the title, the South American championship offered two seats to the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Poland. Argentina and Brazil, which is the current three-time champion of the tournament, will be representatives of South America.
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