World Grand Prix Finals Preview: History on Brazil’s side
Sapporo, Japan, August 26, 2013 - For the last three years, the FIVB World Grand Prix has always been a two-horse race. USA and Brazil have been embroiled in a head-to-head duel for the title – and the US girls have always come out on top in the end. With the final of the 21st edition of the premier annual women’s volleyball tournament set to get underway in Sapporo on Wednesday, there are a lot of signs that one or two of the other teams are also in with a chance of winning. China was the only team to remain unbeaten in the Preliminary Round, while the hosts of the Finals, Japan, also made a strong impression.