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Men’s teams from NORCECA battled hard until quarterfinals in Vienna


VIENNA, Austria, August 5, 2017 – All teams representing countries from NORCECA Confederation have been eliminated from contention after battling hard until the quarterfinal phase at the FIVB Men’s Beach Volleyball World Championship.


Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola, Brazil (4) defeated Ben Saxton/Chaim Schalk, Canada (13) 2-1 (17-21, 22-20, 15-10) advancing to the semifinals.


In another quarterfinal match on Saturday, Nikita Liamin/Viacheslav Krasilnikov of Russia eliminated Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena of United States 2-0 (21-15, 21-18)


Liamin/Krasilnikov had eliminated Canadians Sam Pedlow/Sam Schachter 2-0 (21-14, 21-18) in the round of 16.


Maarten Van Garderen/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands (45) defeated Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez, Cuba (24) 2-1 (21-13, 21-23, 15-13).