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2005 Junior Menís U 21 World Championship
Vizakhapatnam, India
6 – 14 August 2005

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Russia's 'Big Red' downs off-colour Brazil

Visakhapatnam, India, August 14, 2005 - Russia brushed aside Brazil 3-0 in the final of the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship on Sunday. In another powerful all-round team performance, the "Big Red Machine" romped home 30-28, 25-18, 25-23 in 73 minutes.

Brazil, wearing an unfamiliar dark green uniform as opposed to their customary canary yellow, never really got going against the European aristocrats, and finished well beaten.

It was Russia's third victory in the 13th edition of the junior men's world championship, and followed four earlier gold medals by the former Soviet Union.

Qualified teams

Morocco Tunisia
Korea Iran
Russia Netherlands
Cuba USA
Serbia & Montenegro Germany
India Brazil

Vacancies per Continent:
12 teams
Africa 2, Asia 3 (1 vacancy for organizing Federation), Europe 4, Norceca 2, South America 1

More info: official competition website