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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil defeated Russia 3-1 on Sunday to claim their ninth World Volleyball League title in Cordoba, Argentina, their eighth in the last nine years. The South Americans secured a 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 25-23 win in front of a packed crowd at the city's Orfeo Superdomo.

For the uninitiated, the World League is just one of several international competitions organized by the sport's governing body, the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?