PARIS — The United States men's volleyball team, which won the 1984 Olympic gold medal, will meet the Soviet Union, the defending champion, in the title match of the World Men's Volleyball Championship today. Both team advanced with straight-set victories Saturday.
The United States beat Brazil, 15-5, 15-9, 15-3, after the Soviet Union defeated Bulgaria, 15-8, 15-2, 15-13, before a capacity crowd of 16,000 at the Palais Omnisports Bercy.
It will be the second time in five days that the Soviet Union and the U.S. teams have met. Wednesday, the Soviet Union downed the United States in a semifinal-round match after both had qualified for the final round.
The United States beat Brazil in the gold medal game of the 1984 Olympics and had no trouble winning again Saturday night.