Kyoto, Japan, November 20, 2013 - Both Brazil and the USA were winners on day one of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup in Kyoto, with victories over Iran and Japan respectively. Going into this match, the two teams had faced each other 64 times in international play, with Brazil winning 40 of those contests, most recently with a 3–0 World League victory in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil would win this game as well, but it was a terrific struggle, taking the match 3–0 (31–29, 25–23, 25–23).