With two losses in two matches, the U.S. men’s volleyball team is on the verge of being eliminated from advancing to the quarterfinals.
Team USA enters play on Day 3 of the preliminaries Thursday with zero points, trailing France and Canada by three points for the final spot to advance.
Of course in order to do that, the Americans must now beat the best team in the world.
If the U.S. squad can’t pick up at least a point, their chances at even getting into the ultimate tournament look slim.
Here is the rest of the action for Day 3 of men’s prelims:
8:30 a.m. – Iran vs. Cuba
10:30 a.m. – Russia vs. Egypt
2 p.m. – Poland vs. Argentina
4 p.m. – Canada vs. France
7:30 p.m. – Italy vs. Mexico
The men’s quarterfinals begin Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.