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Russia out to avenge 2013 Final 6 loss to Canada

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2017 - Russia enter play in the 2017 FIVB World League Final Six Wednseday in Curitiba as they take on Canada in a rematch of their loss 3-2 to the North Americans in the 2013 Final Six in Mar del Plata (though Russia did go on to win the title). That was the only time the two sides have come head-to-head in the history of the World League. In other competitions Russia lead their series 6-0, inclding last time they met at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarterfinals. Any win by Russia this time around, means that Canada are knocked out and Russia qualify to the 2017 World League semifinals together with Brazil - who beat Canada 3-1 on the opening day.