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Brazil to face Korea in World League

Giba will lead the Brazilian team against Korea in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15 – FIVB World League defending champions Brazil play their last two matches at home in this year’s competition as the South American side hosts Korea on Friday and Saturday in Rio de Janeiro at 7pm.

With three wins in four matches in the Intercontinental Round, Brazil have eight points in Pool A and sit behind leaders the Netherlands. Korea, who have a 0-4 win record in the competition, are looking for their first points in the World League.

After one defeat against the Netherlands in one of the matches played last week, Brazil want to leave their fans with a 5-1 win record at home.

“It is vital that we leave Rio de Janeiro with six points if we want to qualify for the Final Round,” Brazilian coach Bernardo Rezende said. “It was three years we do not play against the Koreans and they have an unusual formation. It is a team that has a different way of playing in comparison to Bulgaria and the Netherlands, our first rivals”, he remarked.

Korea are looking for their first points of this year’s campaign. With defeats against the Netherlands and Bulgaria in the first two weeks, the Asians know they will have a lot of trouble to surprise the reigning world champions in Rio de Janeiro.

“In my opinion, we have a lot of work to improve and will train and improve one by one. I am certain that Korea will be a better team in autumn than now and we will do our best for it”, Korea coach, Chi-Yong said.


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