Czech Republic beat Belarus 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 17-15) - duration 2:00
10-Aug, start time: 15:00, end time: 17:00 - Attendance: 270 Very Important Victory For Czech Republic
For both teams that was the key match in the Preliminary Round as Brazil and USA are claimed to be unreachable. The Czechs, were taking the lead twice: after the first and third sets. Belarus bounced back every time which made a tie-breaker indispensable. The fifth set brought a lot of emotions as the leading was taken from one team to the other very often. The last word belonged to the players from Czech Republic however they still can not feel certain about their place in the second round. For the Belarussians, who lost for the secodn time, the only hope is to beat USA on Monday.