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Brazil seek one set over Russia for semis berth

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2017 - Brazil need just one set when they host Russia Thursday at Curitiba to secure a ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB World League. Canada, from this pool, have already claimed one of the two berths after sweeping Russia in straight sets Wednesday. Russia can only go through on a 3-0 win. In the 2013 Final Six, Russia were also in the same pool with Canada and Brazil - lost to the North Americans, beat the South Americans and went on to claim the title. Brazil, on the other hand are hosting the World League finals for the sixth time, but only once, back in 1993 at the Ibirapuera, did they manage to capitalise on home advantage.

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Fabrizio Pasquali

Nationality
Italy
Birth Date
11/11/1967
Birth Place
Ascoli Piceno
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2004

Denny Francisco Cespedes Lassi

Nationality
Dominican Republic
Birth Date
3/29/1969
Birth Place
Santo Domingo
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2002
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