August 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men's national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.

The 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 victory comes two days after Brazil defeated the fifth-ranked United States 3-2 in Long Beach to open the four-match exhibition series between the two teams. It resumes Wednesday at USC's Galen center.

The United States is tuning up for the FIVB World Cup next month in Japan. The event is held every four years in advance of the Olympics, and the top two teams qualify for a spot in 2016 Rio Games.

Brazil, which won the silver medal at the 2012 London Games, automatically qualifies for Rio as hosts. Russia is the defending Olympic champion.

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