FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Brazil find the express lane against France


Brazilians Nicolas Santos (10) and Fernando Kreling greet each other after the victory over France in four sets

Tijuana, Mexico, July 6, 2013 – Brazil recovered from losing the first set to defeat France 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-21) moving to a match against traditional rival Argentina for the fifth place in the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship.

The South American champions had a very slow start and it took a while before they were able to find a good rhythm. Once they took the fast lane it was very difficult for France to compete.

Lucas Madaloz spearheaded the attack of Brazil with 19 points, followed by Douglas Bastos, Fabio Rodrigues and Nicolas Santos who contributed 14, 13 and 11 points respectively.

France had Aaron Koubi as its best scorer with 10 points while Nohoraii Paofai and Henry Mederic added 9 and 8 points.

Brazil out-blocked France 16-9 and also out-served the opponents 6-3.

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