Defending Olympic champions Brazil will lock horns with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the first semifinal of the men’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Brazil are looking well set to repeat the heroics of 2016, and their winning surge is looking quite impossible to stop anytime soon.
Brazil vs Russian Olympic Committee Match Preview
Bazil began the knockout round from where they left in the group stage. They annihilated Japan in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) in the quarterfinal to further prove why they are being tagged as favourites for the gold medal.
On the other hand, barring the second set, ROC too recorded a comfortable win against Canada. Canadians had a golden opportunity to level things up in the second set, but ROC held their nerves to clinch it and after that, they never looked back. In the end, they outclassed Canada in straight sets 3-0 (25-21, 30-28, 25-22).
Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Volleyball Brazil vs Russian Olympic Committee: Match Venue and Timings
The first semifinal between Brazil and ROC in men’s volleyball will be played on 5th August, 2021 in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.
- Japan (JST): 1:00 pm
- India (IST): 9:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 5:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 2:00 pm
- United States (EDT): 12:00 am
Brazil vs Russian Olympic Committee Match Prediction
Though ROC impressed everyone with their performance against Canada, Brazil is currently playing on a whole new level. Taking the semifinal even beyond the third set would be considered a commendable effort from ROC. Brazil is going to the final hands down with the scoreline reading 3-0 in their favour.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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