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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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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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