The Canadian side has gained inspiration from their impressive victory over USA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 8, 2016 – The second day of actions in men’s volleyball tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday features an assortment of mouth-watering matches capped by the duel between hosts Brazil and a potent Canada team that presented outstanding credentials with a sweeping victory over the United States.
The contest Brazil-Canada will act as the icing on the cake of a marathon day of fantastic volleyball that includes five more exciting battles.
In day one, the Boys from Brazil shook off a sleepy start against a surprising Mexico and definitely will be better prepared for a potential grueling contest against the inspired Canadians in Pool A.
Tuesday at Maracanazinho opens with an appealing match pitting the sides of Olympic defending champions Russia and Argentina, winners over Cuba and Iran last Sunday in Pool B.
Poland, which debuted with a cruising victory over Egypt, takes on Iran while the young Cuban team clashes with the Egyptians after squeezing a set off the towering Russians in opening day.
The second match of day features France versus Argentina followed by a much anticipated encounter between heavyweights Italy and United States.
France, dispatched in straight sets by Italy in their debut will be looking to remove the thorn, while the American side badly needs to succeed and keep open its medal options.