Kento Miyaura once again led Japan to victory against Brazil to sweep their matches in Pool B of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship
Riffa, Bahrain, August 22, 2017 – Kento Miyaura delivered another consistent game in Japan’s 3-0 (25-25, 26-24, 25-18) win over Brazil in Pool B of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Tuesday.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Miyaura drilled the Brazilian net defence as he scored all of his 13 points from the attack line; then Tatsunori Otsuka added 10 points. Japan only had 13 errors in the match, compared to Brazil’s 33 turnovers. Brazil relied on the offence of Victor Aleksander Almeida Cardoso and Arthur Adriano Nath, who finished with 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Japan started off strong with a 9-4 blast, but Brazil later on sparked a run to tie the score at 18-all. Japan regained their focus and seized the set 25-21. Miyaura and Victor Cardoso led the tight second set showdown, but Japan managed to score the two-point cushion to close the set 26-24. Japan steadily took the match in straight sets as they prevented Brazil to stage any big run.