London: Russia will play for the Olympic gold medal in men's volleyball after defeating Bulgaria 3-1 on Friday.
The Russians, ranked second in the world, face the winner of the late semifinal match between top-ranked Brazil and No. 6 Italy in the final on Sunday.
Russia is vying for its fourth gold medal in the sport, which joined the Olympics in 1964. The Russians have won all 10 of their Olympic matches against Bulgaria.