Brazil claimed their fifth FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup title after they defeated Japan 3-0 in Osaka
Osaka, Japan, September 17, 2017 – Lucas Saatkamp and Mauricio Borges played great defence to complete their fourth-straight title winning run in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup, following their 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22) win over hosts Japan at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on Sunday.
Lucas had four blocks and Mauricio made three blocks out of Brazil’s 12 total blocks against Japan. Lucas top scored with 16 points, while Mauricio finished with 13 points. Brazil converted 43 attacks and nailed four aces, while Japan struggled to get their offence going with only Issei Otake scoring in double figures. Otake charted 10 points, but Akihiro Yamauchi and Masahiro Yanagida only scored six and four points, respectively.