Poland and Brazil face off in FIVB World League
The FIVB World League Intercontinental Round Pool B second round concludes in Katowice today.
Poland and Brazil are aiming to end this round with another round. The Poles are coming off a sweep of Finland. Zbigniew Bartman fired 18 points to lead his team to a 26-24 25-18 25-18 win.
"It is not easy to play in this tournament. Every day there is another game and we didn't start very well, we made many mistakes," Poland coach Andrea Anastasi said.
"Each set was better than the previous one. I am happy with the players coming back to health, especially Piotr Nowakowski."
Brazil, meanwhile, avenged its first-round defeat to Canada. Wallace de Souza scored 20 points to lead his team to a 23-25 25-18 25-23 25-15 win.
Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende said "Canada played a really good match today, very tough. Maybe they have to get used to the atmosphere here. This team has a lot in perspective for the future, they keep developing. For us it is a great time to practice before the main goal – Olympics. Matches like this are great for us. Now we have to rest before the game against Poland."
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