After their performance in the VNL, I think we agree that Russia looked like the most solid team. Their performance in the finals was just outstanding and they simply demolished Brazil and France in the semis and final.
However, they havent still not shown that level in this WCH. Some sparks against USA and Italy, that's all. Their best player has been underperforming during this whole tournment. This is something quite surprising for me because I have never been Maxim so frustrated and doing such a kind of mistakes!
Brazil has been quite, but we know that they know how to step in the clutch moments. Renan has been criticized heavily by the brazilian fans (justified), but today he finally shown so strategy. Risking with, most of all, with William, changing Mauricio Souza, the double libero (Maique did some unbelievable defenses) system has been his best play since he is the head coach.
I think this must be hard for the brazilian fans too. I know some of them want Renan out with some players (panela), but also want to set the record of 4 WCH trophies.
Btw, Douglas didnt perform so well in this match, like it was expected because he is acostumed to these instances. However, I dont think he was the main reason Brazil was losing 0-2. He is always blamed