The Soviet Union confirmed their domination of volleyball, when they beat the Brazilians in straight sets, 15-3, 15-4, 15-5 in the final of the World Championships on October 15.
GV Soviet Union (in red shorts and shirts playing from right to left) winning point against Brazil
GV Scoreboard showing Soviets leading 14-3
GV Soviets winning point and first set with scoreboard showing Soviets winning 15-3 (2 shots)
GV Soviets serve (playing from left to right) Brazil win point (scoreboard showing Soviets leading 13-4) (2 shots)
GV Soviets winning point and official watching (2 shots)
GV Soviets serving, win point and second set 15-4 (2 shots)
GV Soviets serving (playing from right to left) in third game winning point, scoreboard showing USSR ahead 12-4 (2 shots)
GV Soviets winning point and crowd watching (2 shots)
GV Brazil serving, Soviets winning point, scoreboard showing USSR leading 14-4 (2 shots)
GV Soviets serve, win point, scoreboard showing USSR winning title 15-5, spectators and team mates on court (3 shots)
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Background: The Soviet Union confirmed their domination of volleyball, when they beat the Brazilians in straight sets, 15-3, 15-4, 15-5 in the final of the World Championships on October 15. They recorded a comfortable victory in Buenos Aires and never looked in any danger of losing their title. This was the seventh time they have won the championships, and it was a repeat of the final played in 1978 -- the last time the World Championships were held. The Soviets did not lose a single match during the qualifying rounds and conceded only two sets throughout the tournament. The Brazilians proved no match for their opponents -- who are also the reigning Olympic champions. The spectators, who had been cheering for their Latin American neighbours, slowly changed allegiance, as the Russian team displayed some flawless technique and immaculate teamwork. The difference between the two sides was so great, the Soviet coach did not even bother to leave his bench for the customary team talk between sets.