FIVB World Championship matches to follow today

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The United States opened the FIVB World Championship third round with an off day but there are still plenty of critical matches that will help determine the finals.

Check out all the FIVB World Championship third round matches to follow today and how to follow them live.

Pool I matches

Brazil (7-1, 0-0 Pool I) vs. Russia (6-2, 0-0 Pool I)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. (10 a.m. CDT) in Torino, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Brazil (2010, 2006, 2002); Russia (1982, 1978, 1962, 1960, 1952, 1949)
When they will play U.S. in Pool I: Brazil (Friday); Russia (Thursday)
NCAA players on Brazil roster: None
NCAA players on Russia roster: None
Brazilian player to watch: Wallace De Souza is one of five players to have more than 100 kills during the FIVB World Championship, including having a team-high 18 kills in an opening-round against France.
Russian player to watch: Maxim Mikhaylov is leading the tournament with 15 aces. He also has a team-high 80 kills and led Russia with 13 kills in an opening-round loss to the United States.

Pool J matches

Italy (7-1, 0-0 Pool J) vs. Serbia (6-2, 0-0 Pool J)
Match vitals:
8:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. CDT) in Torino, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Italy (1998, 1994, 1990); Serbia (none)
NCAA players on Poland roster: None
NCAA players on Serbia roster: None