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Canada's volleyball playoff hopes dashed in loss to Brazil

Canada’s hopes of advancing in the men’s volleyball Nations League were dashed after a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) defeat to Brazil on Saturday in Brasilia.

Loss snaps 4-game win streak for Canadian men

Canada's hopes of advancing to the Final Six were ended Saturday night with its 3-0 loss to Brazil. (@FIVBVolleyball/Twitter)

Canada's hopes of advancing in men's volleyball Nations League play were dashed after a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) defeat to Brazil on Saturday in the victors' home country.

Despite a big victory over Italy on Friday, Canada found itself in a must-win situation against the hosts and No. 2 ranked team.

WATCH | Brazil cut down Canada in Nations League:

The world's best compete in Brasilia, Brazil at the Volleyball Nations League. 1:24:16

Entering Saturday's match, Canada had been riding a four-game win streak. But the loss to Brazil has left the team four points shy of a Final Six berth, with only one preliminary round game (and three possible points) remaining.

Only the top five squads from the preliminary 16 team round, along with the host Americans, advance to the next stage of the competition, beginning July 10 at the University of Illinois' Credit Union 1 Arena.

Canada will conclude preliminary round play against France on Sunday. The match will be live streamed at 3 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca.

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