Lukasz Zygadlo looks to set for Poland
captain Marcin Mozdzonek
Leandro Vissotto
(
rear) was the top
scorer for Brazil
in their loss to
Poland with
16
points
Murilo Endres was his team’s fourth-highest
scorer against Poland, despite racking up
12
points in the 2h22min match
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FINALS HIGHLIGHTS
POOL
F
July 5
BRA
POL
2
3
25-23 23-25 25-23 17-25 10-15
POOL F - DAY 2
Brazil out after close loss to Poland
Brazil’s participation in the Finals of the FIVB World
League lasted only two games as they lost their
second game in five sets to Poland. World No. 1
Brazil, who gave everything they had on court,
subsequently suffered their worst ever World
League result finishing sixth for the first time.
Poland managed to use the block more effectively
and made six fewer errors than Brazil, but the
game could have gone either way. Poland got
big games from Bartosz Kurek (25 points) and
Zbigniew Bartman (21), while Brazil had five players
in double figures. Brazil captain Giba was pleased
with the way his team responded after their 3-0
loss to Cuba: “From what we showed, I am happy
that we changed our attitude since yesterday.
Good luck to the Polish team in the semifinals.”
Poland captain Marcin Mozdzonek noted that
the result wasn’t such a big surprise: “We won
against one of the best teams in the world for the
last decade – and for the fourth time this year.
We managed to handle the situation and became
more focused. We fought for every point and I
think this made the difference.”