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Brazil with back to wall against Netherlands

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2, 2017 - Defending champions Brazil are with their back against the wall when they face The Netherlands Thursday in Nanjing, after dropping their opening match in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Six in straight sets to hosts China. Brazil are in danger of missing out on a World Grand Prix medal for the first time since 2007 - which is when the Dutch won their only title in the competition. That was also the only time The Netherlands beat Brazil in the 13 times they've come head-to-head in the history of the event. Any win would keep Brazil in contention - but cannot yet secure them definitely a ticket to the semifinals.