Olympic champions Brazil took another step towards clinching the International Volleyball Federation Men's World Cup as they earned a ninth straight victory by defeating Poland in Japan.
The Brazilian side fought back to clinch a 25-19, 23-25, 19-25, 25-16, 11-15 win and preserve their 100 per cent record at the tournament.
Brazil are two wins clear in top spot on the 12-team standings following the five-set triumph at Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center.
Victory over the hosts in their next match tomorrow will all-but seal the trophy for Brazil, who last won the competition in 2007.
Poland remain in second place after the loss, while the United States are third.
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The US made up ground on Poland after they swept aside Australia 25-14, 25-13, 25-16.
Argentina recovered from their defeat to Iran on Friday (October 11) by overcoming Russia 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, while Canada beat Italy 25-19, 17-25, 25-15, 23-25, 16-18.
Tunisia picked up their first win of this year's World Cup, beating Egypt 25-23, 14-25, 25-17, 25-18.
The tournament is due to continue with a further six matches tomorrow.