Brazil topped the 2009 World League podium for the 8th time. Photo courtesy of FIVB
In a 3-2 match (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12) Brazil beat Serbia in the 2009 FIVB World League finals. Serbia won their fourth silver medal while Brazil wins its eighth World League title. Brazilian libero Sérgio Dutra Santos gets the MVP title of the finals along with the $30,000 USD prize.
The Russian block was constant headache for Team USA. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Team USA Mens Volleyball, the Defending champions, lost its second straight match in Pool E today. This loss puts USA out of the running for a medal in the 2009 FIVB World League and makes them the first victim of the Final Round in Belgrade. The Olympic champions were dominated by the Russians in straight sets. Russia will be in the semifinals.