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Brazil face another tough test

Taipei, Chinese Taipei, July 5, 2005 Defending champions Brazil (5-1) feature again in another top draw fixture this weekend when they take on Cuba, who are unbeaten after six matches in Taipei on Sunday. Brazil lost to China last weekend but will hoping for better against a Cuban side who are lighting up the courts where ever they go. Both will be hoping it still will be a top of the table clash as the rest of their group are no easy beats.

The Netherlands, who just lost to Cuba last weekend
3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13), have made a remarkable return to the World Grand Prix by winning four of their six matches and look on track to repeat their finals appearance of 2003.
Pic: Team talk time for Brazil
After losing to Brazil 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-14) in Week One, Korea shot up the rankings last week with their first two victories of the tournament in front of their home crowd. Buoyed by those results they won't be easily beaten.