After winning last year’s Olympics in London, then adding victory in the World League and the European Championship title in 2013, the top favourites had to ‘settle’ for second place against their biggest rivals in the sport this time around.
The next opportunity comes in 2014 with the World League, at which Russia are the defending champions, and the World Championship in Poland. Brazil go into the World Championship having won the last three titles. As such, the duel at the top looks set to continue.
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