Brazil overturns USA and takes Cuba in men's volleyball semiAugust 3, 2019
Brazil beat the United States on Saturday and is qualified for the men's volleyball semifinal at the Pan American Games. Even though only having to win a set to advance, the Brazilian team achieved the goal with a lot of emotion. The next opponent of the Brazilian team will be Cuba. The game takes place this Saturday, at 20:30, Brasília time. In the other semifinal, Argentina faces Chile.
The United States needed the victory to stay alive in the competition and opened 2 sets at 0, 23-25 and 21-25. Marcelo Fronckowiak's team reacted authoritatively and closed the next three sets with leftovers. With beautiful performances by Kadu and Rogerinho, Brazil won the third set by 25-17.
In the fourth set, Brazil, as in every match, started well and even opened five points of advantage. The team managed to manage well the score and closed in 25-19. In the fifth and decisive, US nervousness helped the Brazilian team, which played well and closed the game with a 15-9.
Brazil is currently ranked fourth in the overall medal table with 15 gold, 14 silver and 24 bronze. The United States leads, followed by Mexico and Canada.
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