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Brazil avenge setback and defeat the Netherlands in Brasilia

Dick Kooy tries to spike past Brazil's top scorer in the match with 17 points - Vissotto
Brasilia, Brazil, June 13 – After being defeated by the Netherlands in straight sets in Saturday’s first match, reigning champion Brazil avenged the setback and beat the Dutch 3-1 on Sunday in the second meeting in Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, in Brasilia. The world No. 1 secured a 25-14, 25-27, 25-18 and 25-19 win in 109 minutes.

Despite the defeat, the Dutch remain on top of Pool A with nine points from three wins out of four, followed by Brazil in second with eight points, while Bulgaria and Korea follow with seven and zero points respectively.

Brazilian opposite Leandro Vissotto led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Ducth middle-blocker Wytze Kooistra, who collected 16 points. With captain Giba on court since the beginning, Brazil recovered their winning spirit and, making things hard for the Dutch middle-blockers, managed to win the first set 25-14.

In the second set, Brazil started well, but Dutch head coach Peter Blangé managed to make several changes to his team, putting wing-spiker Trommel and opposite Van Dijk on, and the Netherlands tied the match 27-25.

Recovering first set’s rhythm, Brazil showed their best Volleyball again in the third set with a backcourt spike from Giba securing the set 25-18.

Using its serve power to upset Dutch spikes and showing a good efficiency in counter-attacking, the team led by coach Bernardo Rezende, claimed the fourth set 25-19 to win the match.

In the third weekend of the World League the Brazilians will play their last matches at home in the competition facing Korea in Maracanazinho Gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, next Friday and Saturday. The Dutch will host fellow Europeans Bulgaria for a pair of matches in Apeldoorn, next Saturday and Sunday.


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