Victor Cardoso of Brazil played an excellent game on offence and defence against Cuba in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship
Riffa, Bahrain, August 21, 2017 – Victor Aleksander Almeida Cardoso fuelled the Brazilian drive to win over Cuba 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 25-19) in Pool B of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Monday.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Victor Cardoso finished with 16 points, including 13 attacks, one block and two aces. Cuba had more points on the board Jose Carlos Romero Gonzalez, Victor Ramon Andreu Flores and Rey Isaac Flores Quesada scoring 19, 15 and 14 points, respectively. However, it was the Brazilians’ 12 blocks and 26 digs that mattered in the end game.
Both sides showed great athleticism at the start of the match, with Brazil leaning more on defence, while Cuba playing more aggressive on offence. This resulted to Brazil and Cuba splitting victories in the first two sets. The third set became a tight race, where Brazil prevailed using their great defence. The Brazilians completed the fourth set victory with excellent teamwork.