- CNTV English - CCTV News

China second, Brazil champion at FIVB Macao GP

08-17-2010 15:51 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

China's national women's volleyball team is still trying to figure out how to beat its biggest rival. China looked for the key to unlocking the mystery in a face-off against Brazil in the title match at the FIVB Macao Grand Prix.

Brazil came in at 2-0, China a win could have seen China take the title. But the Chinese had to deal with injuries to Hui Ruoqi and Li Juan. They had to watch from the sidelines.

China got off to a poor start. The women struggled to find their rhythm on both offense and defense. Brazil quickly took the first set lead.

Head coach Wang Baoquan tried to spark the home side by bringing Li Juan into the match. But Li had yet to recover from the shoulder injury she suffered against the Dutch and was not a factor. Brazil soared to a first set win, 25-12.

China was unable to muster any kind of comeback during the second set. Brazil outhit China in the game, scoring 40 points off of spikes. China only scored 27. Brazil dominated at the net and left China looking at a two set disadvantage.

China couldn't turn things around in the third set. Brazil sweeps the title match 3-sets-to-none to win the Macao Grand Prix.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program