Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19, 2014 – USA
reached the final of the FIVB Volleyball World League for the third time in
history, while Brazil got a strong build-up to improve their medal count of
nine gold, four silver and four bronze, making them the most successful team at
the premier annual men’s competition.
Brazil and USA progressed to the final after finishing second in their Final Round pool. Both teams made impressive finishes by defeating their respective opponents in straight sets, which is the first time since 2012 that the semifinals were decided in straight sets.
- USA have been to the finals
twice when they took the top podium in 2008 and second place in 2012.
- USA have won three of their last four matches in the World League.
- USA leaped high to improve in rank in successive seasons after a 12th place finish last season.
- USA showed excellent defence as there were no Iranian player who scored more than 10 points in the match.
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