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Brazil maintain perfect record with win over Poland

Brazil overcame Poland in their first home match of the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 4, 2011 – Brazil kept the perfect record in 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League on Saturday by outclassing Poland 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-21) in front of more than 9.500 spectators at Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil was well led by opposite spiker Leandro Vissotto who topped the scorers with 18 points. For Poland, wing-spiker Bartoz Kurek shined with 16 points. 

More than 500 children from VivaVôlei, the social project of the Brazilian Federation of Volleyball were in the stands urging the Brazilian national team on. The ViVa Vôlei project helps more than 10,000 poor children across the entire country.

Poland started the first set well, and took a 10-6 lead. With good blocks and an efficient serve, the visitors complicated the hosts recpetion. However, after a good sequence of serves from middle blocker Rodrigão, Brazil got back into the game and tied the set before closing it after finding their rhythm towards to end.

The Polish regrouped in the second and took a five point lead. But the experience of the nine-time champions made the difference again. With a good serves and attacks from wing-spiker Giba, Brazil close the second out to further their lead.

In the third set Brazil took the lead from the beginning and didn't relinquish it throughout, closing the match in striaght sets.  

The two teams will meet again on Sunday at 15:00 GMT in Rio de Janeiro.

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