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Brazil look to extend streak of semifinal wins against Russia

Lille, France, July 6, 2018 - Russia and Brazil clash for the 66th time in history Saturday in Lille for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League semifinals, with the series well-balanced at 33-32 in favour of the reigning European champions. But Rio 2016 Olympic champions Brazil have not lost a semifinal in a world competition in eight years, since their defeat to USA in the 2008 FIVB World League. This is a rematch of Brazil's four-set win over the Russians in Ufa, during pool play.

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Fabrizio Pasquali

Nationality
Italy
Birth Date
11/11/1967
Birth Place
Ascoli Piceno
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2004

Denny Francisco Cespedes Lassi

Nationality
Dominican Republic
Birth Date
3/29/1969
Birth Place
Santo Domingo
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2002
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