Brazil wins World Cup Beach Volleyball 2015 after exciting Final
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 28, July 2015
Rio de Janeiro — In an extremely exciting final of the
World Cup beach volleyballin The Netherlands,
Brazil's top volleyball duo Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidtcried victory over their Dutch challengers Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst. After three sets Alison and Bruno left for Brazil with a gold medal: 12-21, 21-14, 22-20.
Under the watchful eye of
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, the Dutch duo was way too strong for the Brazilians in the first set.
It was difficult for Alison and Bruno to find a way to beat especially the strong and tall Varenhorst.
Nevertheless, tn the second set Brazil came back into the game. As a result, a third and deciding set was necessary.
In the nerve-wracking
final setof the final of the World Cup beach volleyball, the Dutch volleyball couple took the lead. After 11-10 however, the Brazilians turned the tables in their favor. In the extremely exciting final stage both teams were given the opportunity to win the world title several times. The Brazilians decided the game on their third match point after the Dutch had even five.
Besides winning the world title and a check of US$ 60,000 (€ 54,600), Bruno and Alison also earned a ticket for the