Hosts Japan will lock horns with defending Olympic champions Brazil in the second quarterfinal of the men’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. While Japan came third in Pool A, Brazil finished runner-up in Group B.
Japan vs Brazil Match Preview
Japan started the tournament on a high note winning back-to-back matches comprehensively. However, they could not sustain as they faced two consecutive losses. Very close to early exit, Japan held their nerves to edge past Iran 3-2 in the last preliminary match to make it to the last-eight stage. With 8 points in 5 matches, they occupied the third spot in Pool A.
On the other hand, though Brazil managed to win 4 out of the 5 games, they haven’t really dominated the tournament. Brazil particularly faced stiff competition from Argentina and France, where they needed five sets for the victory. Their only loss came against the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which they comprehensively lost 0-3.
Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Volleyball Japan vs Brazil: Match Venue and Timings
The second quarterfinal between Japan and Brazil will be played on 3rd August, 2021. Ariake Arena in Tokyo will host the match.
- 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
Japan vs Brazil Match Prediction
Though Brazil haven’t played close to their potential till now, don’t forget that they are reigning Olympic champions. Japan has done exceedingly well in the group stages but to upstage Brazil, especially in a quarterfinal of the Olympics, is improbable. Brazil is going to win this match and progress to the semis, with the scoreline reading 3-0.
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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