The 2012 FIVB Volleyball World League is the 23rd edition of the annual men’s international volleyball tournament, played by 16 countries from 18 May to 8 July 2012. The Final Round will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The teams who qualified for the final round are Bulgaria, Germany, Brazil, Cuba, Poland and USA. It was an exciting match on the first day of the final round when the  number 1 in the world, Brazil clashed with number 5, Cuba in three sets. It was a huge success for the Cubans because they were able to defeat the strongest and winningest Brazilians in three straight sets (3-0), 25-19,26-24,25-22. Brazil was upset with the unusual defeat.  Cuba played very well and used all their powerful jump serves and witty attacks against Brazil.

It was a good job from the Cuban captain, Wilfredo Leon.he brought the team into a winning moment in Bulgaria. Murilo Endres from Brazil didn’t have enough juice with his powerful cross court and down the line hits. Jova Estrada did an excellent job in digging those first balls inside the court.

Meanwhile,USA will face Germany,who suffered a great lose in four sets from the Bulgarian team, (3-1), 26-28,25-19,29-27,25-19 last night. Poland, bronze medalist last year will  play Brazil.

Who will advance to the final four? Let’s watch and see.

(All photos are from http://www.fivb.org)

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