Olympic and three-time world champions Brazil beat Italy 25-20, 25-22, 25-15 in Hiroshima, Japan on Tuesday to wrap up the FIVB men’s volleyball World Cup with 11 consecutive wins and bring home the trophy on 32 points.
Poland came out the runners-up on 28 points from nine victories and two losses, edging the United States to the third place on advantage of winning sets.
The United States, who settled for a bronze with a 9-2 win-loss mark but 29-12 sets record, finished their last game in Japan with a 3-1 win over Egypt. Matthew Anderson scored a match-high 17 points.
Hosts Japan concluded the 12-nation tournament on fourth with eight wins and three losses by defeating Canada 3-2 in the final game of the final day.