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France upset Brazil in amazing five setter at Men's U21

France team celebrates victory against Brazil in Pool D thrilling encounter at Ataturk Hall in Izmir

 Izmir, Turkey, August 25, 2013 – Mighty France team upset No. 10 at FIVB Junior and Youth Ranking upset No. 5 Brazil in grueling face off 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 24-26, 16-14) in Pool D match of the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Sunday.

 The match lasting more than two hours entertained the spectators with fantastic volleyball skills providing a lot of thrills in what is described as group of death. 

 France improved their win- loss at the end of their group matches to 3-1, while Brazil dropped to 1-2 in three matches and still have their last pool match against Venezuela on Monday.

 The amazing French outside hitters Trevor Clevenot and Thibault Rossard were the key factors in this victory as the first contributed 22 points, while the latter scored impressive 21 points.

 Brazil's opposite Alan Souza and middle blocker Douglas Souza were both the scorers of their side with 14 points each. 

 France surprised the South Americans with a violent start through organizing their net action as their reception was efficient, something made them arrange well their attacks, while on the other hand Brazil team committed a lot of reception and digging mistakes.

 France's outside hitters Rossard and captain Clevenot were in outstanding performance as they sent their razor sharp spikes which couldn't be tolerated by the Brazilians. With this dominance, France went to 2-0 lead with a lot of mistakes committed by the losers  

 Brazil coach Leo did some substitutions in his team specially fielding the middle blocker Eder Kock and the outside hitter Douglas Souza, where he had a big improvement in his team's outcome specially in blocking making over one of the best team blocking performances in the whole tournament. They could come back to tie the score at 2-2 and extend the match to tiebreaker.  

 Brazil showed a lot of motivations in the tiebreak using again the quick attacks through Leandro Santos beside the role of the opposite attacker Alan Souza, but France was the better conclusive team as they finalised the situation 16-14 to their side.



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