Two-time defending champions Russia secured the sixth and final place in the third round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship in Italy after cruising to a 28-26, 25-18, 25-17 victory against Serbia in Pool F.
Brazil and the US put their unbeaten records on the line in a battle to finish in first place and it was the South Americans who came out on top, winning 25-23, 25-22, 25-21.
In the Pool's two other matches in Modena, Turkey overcame Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-13, 25-14 to end their campaign with a third consecutive win, while The Netherlands beat Bulgaria 24-26, 25-21, 25-23, 25-16.
Meanwhile in Pool E, hosts Italy secured top spot after ending China's unbeaten record with a 22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-17 victory in Bari.
The Dominican Republic, who had already qualified in third place, were beaten by Japan 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 23-25, 15-12 in the same city.
In Trieste, Germany comfortably overcame Azerbaijan 25-15, 25-23, 25-19 to end with back-to-back wins, while Belgium recorded a 25-12, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18 triumph over Croatia to finish in sixth position.
The six remaining nations will now be split between Pools G and H as the competition reaches its climax in Milan.
Winners of Pools E and F, Italy and Brazil, will be kept apart with the teams finishing in second and third place drawn randomly.
The top two teams from Pools G and H will advance to the semi-finals.
The third round commences on Wednesday (October 8).
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October 2014: Russia and Serbia vying to complete third round line-up at Volleyball Women's World Championships
October 2014: Second round commences at Volleyball Women's World Championship
September 2014: Five nations advance to second round of Volleyball Women's World Championship
September 2014: Second round line-up nearing completion at Volleyball Women's World Championship