Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende is elated about his boys' performance in the competition so far as they have not lost a match and have not dropped any sets
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 5, 2014 – Brazil became the second team to achieve a flawless match and set record after their straight sets victory over Finland at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship on Friday.
Brazil joined Poland as the two remaining teams that have maintained their records spotless after three matches in the World Championship. Meanwhile, Russia won their match but did not survive to maintain a perfect set-record as Mexico stunned them in the first set of their match.
Flawless Brazilian performance – Brazil defeated Finland in straight sets and have now won their first three World Championship matches without losing a set for the first time since 1998.
Cuba maintain perfect record against Korea – Cuba have now won all their six matches against Korea at the World Championship. The victory also ended their three-match losing streak.
Favourable errors for Germany – Germany and Tunisia had the same number of errors in their match but these errors still favoured Germany as it only accounted for one-third of their total 96 points, while it was almost half of Tunisia’s total output of 69.
Russia establish joint longest winning streak – Russia defeated Mexico in a four-setter to win six matches in a row for the first time since 2006. This winning streak is the longest for them since the Soviet Union dissolved.
Unlucky century mark for China – After winning two matches in a row, China faced tough European opponents Bulgaria in their 100th match at the World Championship. Unfortunately, this did not favour the Chinese squad as they lost 3-0 to Bulgaria. This was Bulgaria’s third victory by a 3-0 scoreline in their last four matches.
Canada bridge gap of eight years to earn back-to-back wins – It took Canada eight years to earn their next back-to-back victories in the World Championship. The losing team, however, equalled their longest losing streak in seven matches from 1998 to 2006.