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Battle of the undefeated between USA and Russia

Bari, Italy, September 15, 2018 - USA (2-0) and Russia (2-0) go head-to-head on Saturday, when one of the two will suffer their first defeat at the 2018 FIVB World Championship. It's the 10th time the two sides meet in a World Championship, with the Americans having won just once in the previous nine encounters - a 3-1 win in the final of the 1986 World Championship in Paris against the USSR.

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Bari - PALAFLORIO

Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia region, one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first colonized by Mycenaean Greeks and received influence from many Mediterranean cultures and populations.

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Referees

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Mario Bernaola Sanchez

Nationality
Spain
Birth Date
8/19/1965
Birth Place
Barakaldo / España
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2005

Fabrizio Pasquali

Nationality
Italy
Birth Date
11/11/1967
Birth Place
Ascoli Piceno
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2004
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