LJUBLJANA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — Three-time winner Brazil gained the nail-biting opener over Cuba 3-2, and Tokyo Olympic champion France swept Germany 3-0 on the FIVB Men’s World Championship right here on Friday.
Brazilian star reverse Wallace de Souza collected a game-high 23 factors to guide a comeback.
After dropping the primary two units 33-31, 25-21, Brazil held the nerves to return again strongly and win 25-16, 25-17, 18-16.
Wallace, 35, introduced retirement after final yr’s Tokyo Olympics, however he was referred to as again by head coach Renan Dal Zotto for the worlds as a result of accidents to a number of gamers.
On the Cuban facet, reverse Jaime Herrera led with 18 factors, adopted by exterior hitter Miguel Angel Lopez in 14.
France beat Germany 25-22, 28-26, 26-24.
Japan dominated the match towards World Championship rookie Qatar 25-20, 25-18, 25-15.
The host Slovenia defeated Cameroon 25-19, 25-23, 25-21.