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2007 FIVB Boys' Youth World Championship
Match Description
Brazil wake up too late and beat India 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-13)

Brazil got their first victory in three matches

India started the match with a solid block exhibition through towering Singh Mandeep (200 cm) and Singh Sukhdeep (200 cm) leading 8-6 and 16-13. Brazil showed consistency in their game with setter Murilo Radke and spiker Levi Cabral, but the Indian force was stronger with Kumar Lalit and setter Singh Balwinder. After a time out, Brazil managed to draw 21-21 with courage and lead 23-21 thanks Aurelio Figuereido (204 cm) spikes and reached the set point through an Indian unforced error. Six time world champions won the first set 25-22.

In the second set, Brazil continued with their high hopes of victory leading 8-5 in the first technical time out, with libero Thales Hoss in great shape in the defense. But Indian blockers started again to work through Girogoud Sanjamanath and draw 10-10, 12-12 and 13-13. Spiker Mauricio Silva entered the court leading his team 17-16 and 21-19. The second set point arrived thanks Mauricio Silva that succeed for the 25-23.

The third set was only to reconfirm the Brazilian power leading easily 6-0 and 8-1 with the solid block of Aurelio Figuereido and Isac Santos. The South American leadership continued 16-8 and 20-10. The match point came at 25-13. The match lasted 70 minutes and Indian Singh Mandeep was the best scorer with 15 points.

Brazil won this match after two defeats against Iran and Argentina in the second round of the tournament.