With no margin for error, the United States men’s volleyball has a must-win situation on Thursday in Rio.
Beat powerful Brazil on their home floor, or go home.
It’s one of six men’s volleyball matches on the docket, starting at 8:30 a.m. EDT with Iran vs Cuba.
WATCH LIVE: All Day 6 matches — 8:30 a.m. EDT
Brazil vs. USA — 9:30 p.m. EDT
There’s a pair of American duos hitting the sand in beach volleyball this afternoon, with differing degrees of desperation.
American No. 2 women’s duo Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick have a real problem on their hands when they face Pool A’s other 0-2 side: Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova. Win, and it’s into the third place group. Lose, and out.
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are 2-0 and fine tuning things for the knockout rounds when they face an Italian side that knocked Dalhausser out of the running for gold in 2012.
WATCH LIVE: All Day 6 matches — 9 a.m. EDT
Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Ukolova/Birlova (RUS) – 2 p.m. EDT
Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Nicolai/Lupo (ITA) – 3 p.m. EDT