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Brazil crush Poland in final Intercontinental Round match

Brazil's triple block of Marlon, Sidao and Giba caused many issues for Poland
Katowice, Poland, June 30, 2011 – Brazil finished their 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League Intercontinental Round in style as they easily disposed of Poland in straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-21) in Katowice on Thursday night.

Brazil's Marlon named MVP of the match while Poland's Zbigniew Bartman topped the scores with 14 points.

Brazil captain Giba returned  to the line up as coach Bernardo Rezende made a number of other changes ahead of the match.

Once again cheered on by an arena full of cheering fans, both teams fought hard in the first set as the score stayed close. Brazil jumped ahead by three ponts before extending it to five points as they went on to take an early lead by winning the first set.

Brazil continued their rhythm in the second set as they powered ahead through their efficient spike and block. Poland brought on their replacements but Brazil still extended their lead and continued their domination, not letting the hosts level the score. With more than a five-point-advantage maintained throughout the set, Brazil romped to take a 2-0 lead.

The beginning of the third set was tight as the Poles managed to gain and keep a narrow advantage. Brazil levelled the score and it stayed balanced until the second TTO, after which Brazil gained a three-point-lead before picking up the win.

Both sides will now go on to Gdansk-Sopot for the Final Round of this year’s competition.

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