Gwangju, Korea, July 3, 2010 - Brazil added three more points to their 2010 FIVB World League campaign to remain on course for a spot in the Final round with a 3-1 (27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13) win over Korea at home on Saturday.
The defending champions used their advantage in height and power to overcome a Korean side that is yet to record its first win in this year's competition.
Despite the overwhelming Brazilian attack the hosts put up a good fight with a number of fast attacks to keep in touch with Brazil in the opening set. However the defence was not tight enough as Brazil narrowly picked up the win.
The visitors' powerful attack was the difference in the second set as they quickly stormed to a 25-21 win.
However Korea fought desperately in the third and thanks to a number of serve aces they picked up their first winning set over Brazil in this year's competition with a 25-22 win.
But Brazil had the last laugh as they took the fourth set 25-13 and with that, the match.
"We know it would be harder than the competition in Brazil because Korea's team play is better than before," Bernardo Rezende, Brazil coach said. "Even tough they played well, we got an important win owing to lack of Korea team's digging."
The two sides will meet again in their second match of the weekend on Sunday at 5am GMT.