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Brazil and Australia play in 'Match of the Week', live on YouTube


Brazil play Australia twice this weekend in FIVB Volleyball World League Pool A

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2015 - Brazil and Australia take to the court in the FIVB Volleyball World League 'Match of the Week' on Sunday and fans can tune into the live stream on YouTube at 13.00 GMT.

Brazil v Australia 'Match of the Week' live on YouTube

Brazil v Australia 'Match of the Week' live on FIVB Web TV

Last year's silver medallists Brazil meet Australia for the first time in the World League this weekend, with matches on Friday and Sunday. The South Americans have started their 2015 campaign with two wins over Serbia. Australia, who were promoted to Group 1 after winning the Group 2 Finals last year, lost their first two matches in this season's competition against Italy.

The match will be streamed live with commentary provided by Clayton Lucas, who is a freelance sports commentator with over 10 years covering every major volleyball event in that time. He is a former international volleyball player for England and Great Britain, who when not commentating is coaching junior volleyball in the UK.

The Match of the Week will be streamed live on YouTube for only the second time, with fans now able to access highlights of the weekend through FIVB.com.

The 'Match of the Week' allows broadcasters to televise for free one match from each week of the FIVB’s premier annual tournament for men. The specially selected match is available to the World League’s host broadcasters as well as other TV channels with the aim of spreading volleyball into regions where the sport has the potential to grow.

The six matches chosen for the 2015 season will be distributed by IMG to all major international networks and will also be live streamed on the FIVB’s social media channels. The matches will include English commentary and will be shown live and on demand on FIVB Web TV, geo-blocked only in countries where respective rights have been sold.

This year's first 'Match of the Week' programme saw current world champions Poland defeat Russia (WR 2) in five thrilling sets. Watch it again here. Week 2 will see home team Brazil (WR 1) take on last year’s Group 2 winners Australia. In week three, fans will be able to watch 2014 World League winners USA (WR 5) play Poland (WR 3). That will be followed by an encounter between Italy and Brazil at the Foro Italico in Rome in week 4, Russia-USA in week 5 and Australia-Serbia in week 6.

FIVB.com provides extensive coverage of the premier annual competition for men’s national teams. Click here for live match text commentary, statistics, photographs and reports from every match in this year's World League.

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