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Cool Cubans calm Copacabana crowd

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016 - In the best match of the 19 Olympic Beach Volleyball match played so far with the most excitement from the fans in the “Coliseu on Copacabana”, Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez of Cuba out-lasted Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg of Brazil in a three-set Pool D match.

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Cubans feed off Copacabana crowd to defeat home favourites

Rio de Janeiro, August 7, 2016 – Cuba’s Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez began their Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games campaign by beating Brazil’s Pedro Salgado and Evandro Goncalves (24-22, 21-23, 15-13) at the Copacabana Beach Arena on Sunday.

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Brazil's "other" team begins their Olympic journey against Cuba

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2016 - Brazil's "other" team, #4 seed Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg start off their Olympics against Cuba's #21 seed, Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez in a pool D match on day two.

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Referees

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Charalampos Papadogoulas

Nationality
Greece
Birth Date
11/29/1977
Birth Place
Larissa
Beach International Referee Nominated
2006

Osvaldo Sumavil

Nationality
Argentina
Birth Date
6/23/1969
Birth Place
Santa Rosa - La Pampa
Beach International Referee Nominated
2009
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Rankings

Rank Teams Points Won Lost Sets Won Sets Lost Ratio Points Won Points Lost Ratio
1
Nivaldo/Gonzalez
CUB
6 3 0 6 2 3.000 159 142 1.1197
2
Pedro Solberg/Evandro
BRA
4 1 2 4 5 0.800 167 159 1.0503
3
Schalk/Saxton
CAN
4 1 2 3 5 0.600 138 149 0.9262
4
Samoilovs/Smedins
LAT
4 1 2 4 5 0.800 150 164 0.9146

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