Corrientes, Argentina, August, 17, 2015 – Brazil subdued Japan in three sets betting on Martins De Pinho’s quick arm (25-18, 25-21, 25-17) and a fine team performance that allowed them to remain unbeaten in Pool D after 3 presentations. Percy Oncken’s boys still have to face Puerto Rico, while Japan has already played their 4 games in the first round.
Daniel Martins De Pinho shined with 18 points and 65% spiking efficiency for Brazil’s victory against the Asians, where Suzuki Yuki led the stats with 10. The South Americans were superior in all aspects, trailing Japan from the first to the last moment. Even so, Hiroshi Honda’s players displayed a fine defense game and gave a thrilling spectacle to the 3200 spectators that filled Regatas’ Arena in a very cold night in Corrientes.
Japan showed its highest performance in the first two matches of the first round, beating Puerto Rico and losing to Germany in 2 exciting tie breaks. Afterwards, a harsh defeat against Russia and tonight’s fall left them depending on Puerto Rico’s will to beat Brazil in order to get into the Best 16 teams of the World Championship.