Team USA 3, Brazil 1
Date of competition: Thursday, August 11, 2016
With its back against the wall, the U.S. upset host and world No. 1 Brazil, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20 on Thursday in an Olympic match in front of 8,779 at the Maracanazinho stadium.
The victory improves the United States’ record to 1-2 in pool play and improves its chances of advancing to the quarterfinals. The U.S. play France (2-1) on Saturday. Brazil (2-1), which suffered its first loss of the tournament, will play Italy (3-0).
The U.S. passing improved dramatically, led by U.S. libero Erik Shoji, who was credited with 13 digs.
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Erik Shoji. Photo courtesy of FIVB.
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