Big day Four in men's tournament promises a flurry of big spikes
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12, 2016 – Iran and Egypt, two teams in a do-or-die situation, open the penultimate day of pool play in men’s volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday.
The two squads with identical win-loss records of 1-2 and separated by just one point (4-3 in favour of Iran) heads on to a crucial early match to determine their fate in Pool B and a potential spot in the quarterfinals round.
Also in Pool B, Argentina will be looking to bounce back after losing to Poland on Thursday when they take on Cuba (0-3, 0) in the second match of the morning and on the cusp of a quarterfinal berth with a 2-1 mark and 6 points.
The afternoon schedule features two appealing contests with current world champions and undefeated Poland (3-0, 8) pitted against Olympic defending champions Russia (2-1, 6) in a battle for first place in Pool B, followed by the clash between France (2-1, 6) and the United States (1-2, 3) two sides coming off victories over Canada and Brazil, respectively, in Pool A.
Canada opened the tournament with a victory over the United States but succumbed to Brazil and France, and now is expected to get back on track when facing winless Mexico in the first match of the evening.
The fourth day of the men´s event arrives to an end with a super attractive match as hosts Brazil clash with Italy in a battle for top place in Pool A amid the festive atmosphere that reigns daily at the Maracanazinho Stadium of Rio.
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