Manila, Philippines, October 20, 2016 - The defending champions Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul take on the reigning South American champions Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro as they seek to secure a ticket to the top four by scoring their second victory in the tournament.
The Brazilian is still in contention, though they need to bounce back after losing in dramatic fashion the tie-break with Pomi Caslamggiore on Wednesday.
They need to win this - their last game in pool play - or wait for hosts PSL - F2 Logistics Manila to pull a major upset over Pomi later in the day to avoid dropping to the 5-8 group.Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro
- Playing their 10th game in the history of the FIVB Club World, with a 5-4 record. All four defeats are from European clubs.
- Can become the fourth Brazilian club to claim the world title after Sadia Sao Paulo in 1991, Leite Moca Sorocaba in 1994 and Sollys Nestle Osasco in 2012.Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul
- Playing their 5th match in the history of the FIVB Club World Championship, after finishing their 2015 appearance on a 3-1 record (and the gold medal).