USA Meet Russia: Brazil Play Netherlands in Grand Prix Semi-finals

Volleyball—World Grand Prix 2016
By Bill Cox
Bill Cox
Bill Cox
July 8, 2016 Updated: July 8, 2016

In the final Pool Matches on Friday July 8, USA overcame China 3-0 and Brazil outclassed Russia by the same score leaving the FIVB Group 1 semi-finals lineup as Brazil against Netherlands and USA play Russia.

The USA China match was closely fought finishing 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-21) to USA. The 3-0 win gave Netherlands 2nd place in Pool J after their 3-2 win over China the day before.

Although Brazil overcame Russia in the other Pool Match the scoring was tighter finishing 27-25, 26-24, 25-19 to Brazil. Brazil topped Pool K and Russia finished runners up.

The Brazil against Netherlands and USA vs Russia semi-finals take place on Saturday afternoon July 9 and the finals are on Sunday July 10.

The first Final will pit China against Thailand (12 noon start) for 5th place playoff. Then the losers of the semi-finals will play at 3pm for 3rd/4th places, and the final is scheduled to start at 6pm Bangkok time.

Further information at http://www.fivb.com/

Bill Cox