After a one-edition draught, Sada Cruzeiro from Brazil went back on winning a medal at FIVB Men’s Club World Championship and it was the best possible, as the host team clawed a remarkable gold medal over Russian powerhouse Zenit Kazan, winning in home soil 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21) at a thrilling Saturday, with the two longest games of the competition.
With a remarkable overall performance, host Sada Cruzeiro regained its place at the final match of FIVB Men's Club World Championship after being absent last year. The local side prevailed over Iran’s Paykan Tehran 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-17).
Iran’s Paykan Tehran enjoyed a perfect opening at FIVB Men’s Club World Championship after subduing Ahly Sporting Club from Egypt 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-15). The solid display allowed the Asian side to move closer to a semifinal spot in Betim.