At the end, Brazil overpowered France in a true clash of the titans and qualified for the quarterfinals at the Rio 2016 men’s volleyball tournament. On the other side. Les Bleus finished their Rio Olympics campaign…
It was obvious that the high stake of this game had influence on both sides. There was a lot of mistakes, especially from the service line. Nevertheless, Brazil and France did create an amazing volleyball spectacle.
Brazil were twice in the lead – 1:0 and 2:1 in sets, while the hosts managed to end this game in the moment when it looked like that the tie-break is inevitable. France were up ahead by 23:21 in the 4th set, but then Brazil scored 4 points in a row and won the set and the match by 25:23, 3-1 in sets.
Brazil will play against Argentina in the quarterfinals.
Brazil – France 3:1 (25:22, 22:25, 25:20, 25:23)
Brazil: Wallace de Souza 21, Lucarelli 14, Mauricio Souza 9, Saatkamp 9, Fonteles 8, Rezende 2, Guerra 1, Eder, Arjona, Serginho, Daglas Souza, Mauricio Borges,
France: Rouzier 26, Ngapeth 16, Le Roux 9, Tillie 8, Le Goff 8, Rossard 1, Grebennikov, Clevenot, Toniutti, Pujol, Marechal, Lafitte.
Group A: Italy 4-1 (12 points), Canada 3-2 (9 points), USA 3-2 (9 points), Brazil 3-2 (9 points), France 2-3 (6 points), Mexico 0-5 (0 points).
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