The American hosts went on Saturday's block in Chicago, determined to win a place in the League of Nations final against Brazil and change the domestic match record. Since 1984, when they won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, the United States did not win the title in American territory. The first step is taken. Brazil has 2 sets to one advantage, but America changed the game and won on break tie with 25/21, 17/25, 21/25, 25/20 and 15/9.
Previously, in the semi-final between Russia and Poland, defending champions League of Nations defeated Poland with 3 sets to 1, partial 25/19, 24/26, 25/22 and 25/11, and advanced to a decision. The final between the United States and Russia will take place this Sunday at 20.00. Brazil face Poland in the race for third place, at 17h. Both matches will be broadcast on Sportv2, and GloboEsporte.com will be played in Real Time.
Best moment: United States 3 x 2 Brazil by the League of Nations men's volleyball semifinals
"We fought, but the change in their service finally disrupted our turn. We are working hard in this service exchange, which is the new moment of world volleyball, and we will continue to work to make the team more oily – said Bruninho.
The start of the first set was balanced, with America opening 3 points at the start of the match. The Brazilian service failed to be efficient to break American acceptance, and with a good performance from Adam Smith, the hosts took advantage of the fastball attack.
Brazil hit the board (14-15) with Lucão and Leal, but with many errors in the final stretch, the team failed to be effective in the attack. Coach Renan Dal Zotto made the first change to put Isac in court. With 11 points of error from Brazil against 4 from America, the United States closed the set in 25 to 21.
In the second set, the Brazilian team started in front and began to adjust service better. Leal became more attentive in court and showed all of his potential in the attack. Brazil opened 6 points in the match, with Lucarelli playing well in defense. The game was more balanced, with the United States losing more than Brazil, and Brazil had no trouble tying the game to close the set in 25 to 17.
Leal – Brazil and the United States made the semi-finals of the Volleyball League Nations – Photo: FIVB
Brazil even grew in attacks with Leal, Lucarelli and Wallace in the third set. The Americans tried to react, making the score close to 12 to 10 with a shot from Holt. The difference is only 2 points between teams followed along the set, with the United States failing to serve, and Brazil taking advantage of the opponent's failure.
Renan made another change in the final stretch, placing Bruninho and Alan in court. Lifters hit Lucão in a fast game on goal to score the 22nd set. Sequentially, Alan de serve added another to Brazil, and selection held the advantage to close at 25 to 21.
Brazil became more demanding in the fourth set, with the United States series 8-8, and forced a point-to-point dispute. The American attack was equipped with Anderson and Sander, while the Brazilian blockade was inefficient. The Americans turned the board and were 3 points ahead (17-14). They hold the advantage to the end and make decisions for tie-breaks: 25 to 20.
In the final set, Brazil opened the game and put 2-0 on the scoreboard, but once again suffered with service floating around the United States. Technician Renan has even tried a number of changes. Bruninho tried to use his interaction with Lucão, but there was no action that could prevent America's turn. The home team closes the match in 15 to 9.