Russia defeats Belgium 2-0 to win Pool F

Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin, Russia (6) defeated Dries Koekelkoren/Tom van Walle, Belgium (19)  2-0 (21-16, 21-15).

Russia avenged an earlier 2-0 loss to Belgium at the FIVB Gstaad Major Series  in July that evens the head-to-head at 1-1 between the two teams in FIVB World Tour play.

Russia wins Pool F with a 3-0 record and Belgium finishes in 2nd place at 2-1.  Also in Pool F, Latvia's Rihards Finsters/Edgars Tocs and Mohamed Abicha/Zouheir Elgraoui of Morocco are both 0-2.

Both Russia and Belgium have advanced to the knockout phase and will play Wednesday, 2 August.


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