- Category: Around the World of Volleyball
Corrientes, Argentina — Striving through the damp, bone-chilling air that never dampened the spirits of several thousand spectators, 32 men’s teams struggled through two of three rounds of pool play Thursday setting up their final round robin match and the first of single-elimination play Friday as the $440,000 FIVB Corrientes Grand Slam double-gender tournament continues. Leading seven of the eight pools with 2-0 records are two teams from Brazil and one each from Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands and Poland. The other pool is led on point ratio by a team from the United States although all four teams in the group have 1-1 records.
Pool Play will conclude with a single-elimination bracket for the final 24 teams starting Friday with the men also playing the first round of elimination play.