March 31, 2023
Poland beat USA and beat Brazil on a half-web volley

Poland beat USA and beat Brazil on a half-web volley

Poland will be the opponent Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2022 Men’s Volleyball World Championship. The Europeans, the reigning two-time champions of the tournament – with back-to-back wins against the Brazilian national team precisely in the 2014 and 2018 editions – knocked out the United States in front of their enthusiastic fans this Thursday afternoon in Clevis. 2 win. and sections 25-20, 27-25, 21-25, 22-25 and 15-12.

Brazil beat Argentina 3-1 in the opening round on Thursday. The semi-finals will be held on Saturday. The FIVB confirmed the line-up of clashes for the evening, with Slovenia and Italy facing each other in the second semi-final at 16:00, and the surprise Brazil v Poland at 13:00. All were broadcast by SportTV and Volleyball World. Brazil will be shown in the semi-finals Our youtube channel (no images), with a story by Bruno Sosa.

Poland won the first set well, with their steady game aggressive serve and strength through the forehands, with Guerek more adept at boundaries. The second set was decided on balance and details. The North Americans leveled the pass and watched their defensive strikers – who had been absent for half the game until then – enter the contest. But Poland, spurred on by their celebratory fans in the gym, closed out the set 27 to 25, giving the impression that they would end the match in three sets.

However, the Americans were undeterred, as they maintained efficiency in passing and turning the ball and counting on increasing errors by the Polish side to level the clash at 2-2, silencing the crowd in the stadium.

In the tie-break, the Polish serve wreaked havoc with aces from Semenyuk and Feinik. Gradually, the hosts opened up an advantage. Finally, the electronic arbitration challenge made the difference. Changed from 12 to 12 at the request of Nikola Grbic. A light touch from Christensen at the net, trying to block, made Poland 11 to 13. Then Semeniuk another ace and thus ended the Gliwice party.

Aaron Russell led the way with 24 points, followed by 21 against Kurek.

PS: Updated at 22:30