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Brazil crush Thailand in straight sets

Brazil's uncompromising defense was one of the main differences between the two sides on Friday
Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 12, 2011 – Brazil defeated Thailand in straight sets (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) in Friday’s second match in Almaty, Kazakhstan as Pool F of the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix continued.

Right from the off Brazil illustrated their dominance as they saw off their Asian rivals thanks to a combination of solid defense and extremely fast counter-attacks.

2011 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix
August 5-28

Castro Sheilla was chosen as the MVP of the match, scoring 14 points in the process. Meanwhile Thailand could only muster eight  points from Chaisri Tapaphaipun.

Both teams started aggressively with the lead changing many times. Menezes was good in attack and helped the world No.1 into an early lead before Thailand fought back to 12-11. The game became more and more competitive however despite an improved Thai reception they could not hold the South American attack back as they romped away with the opening set.

In the beginning of the second set Thailand made some mistakes to allow Brazil to gain a two point advantage. Thailand executed a bit of patience to pull back but Brazil again edged ahead as Claudino Fabiana saw the side push closer to the set win. Sittirak and Thinkaow helped Thailand to reduce the score at 17-17 but Brazil held on to make the score 2-0.

Any hope for Thailand was quickly strangled out in the third as Brazil pounced to a quick lead. Apinyapong Wilavan helped Thailand come back to within reach before a great attack from Rodrigues Fernanda gave a point to Brazil before her side stormed to the win.

Brazil will now face hosts Kazakhstan while Thailand play Italy.


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