MANILA, Philippines — Brazil swept the Netherlands with a vengeful 25-21, 25-15, 25-20 victory to regain its successful methods within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) males’s event on Thursday at Mall of Asia Area in Pasay Metropolis.
After beginning their Manila leg with a tricky 23-25, 20-25, 25-15, 21-25 defeat to Italy final Tuesday, the Brazilians vented their ire on the Dutch with Henrique Honorato and Lucas Saatkamp displaying the way in which within the 72-minute match.
Brazil drew a collective effort from its gamers as Bruno Mossa Rezende, one of many prime setters on the planet, offered good performs for Honorato and Saatkamp, whereas Ricardo Lucarelli Souza and Alan Souza additionally contributed 9 factors every.
The Brazilians improved to a 7-3 document in third place behind unbeaten Japan (9-0) and the USA (8-1) within the essential week 3 of the VNL.
“We tried to restrict their sturdy attackers. They’ve one of the best (reverse) spiker on the planet in Nimir and we made an ideal job blocking him. That was the principle factor on this win,” stated crew captain Rezende.
Brazil restricted Dutch ace Nimir Abdel-Aziz to only eight factors, following a 24-point eruption in a 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18 win over Canada on Wednesday.
Wouter Ter Maat led the Netherlands with 10 factors as they remained on the No. 8 seed with a 5-5 card after giving up 27 errors within the match.
Brazil battles No.4 Poland (7-2) on Friday at 11 a.m., whereas the Netherlands seeks to bounce again towards unbeaten Japan at 6 p.m.
Solely the Prime 8 groups will qualify within the ultimate spherical from July 19 to 24 in Poland from the 16-team VNL.
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