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2009
Final Standing
Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
July 3-12
With back-up setter Priscila Heldes replacing captain
Rosane, the Brazilians strived to rediscover their good
rhythm in the opening of the fourth set and succeed-
ed in that goal with a significant contribution coming
from Samara. The “Cariocas” kept their nerve in the
deciding rallies and Samara got the party started with
a great spike well over the Serbian block.
In the bronze-medal match, Belgium defeated Turkey
in an exciting five-setter that saw them battle back
from two sets down to win 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-19,
28-26, 15-7) to medal for the first time ever at a Vol-
leyball World Championship. 
Rank
Teams
1
BRAZIL
2
SERBIA
3
BELGIUM
4
TURKEY
5
JAPAN
6
PERU
7
THAILAND
8
ITALY
9
MEXICO
10
GERMANY
11
DOM. REPUBLIC
12
USA
13
CHINA
14
SLOVAKIA
15
EGYPT
16
TUNISIA
Brazil celebrate
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