Only four teams remain in the men's indoor volleyball tournament, and they're all serious medal contenders. Follow along for updates on the results of the two semifinal matches.
ROC bumps Brazil to bronze medal match
In a battle between two heavyweights that have each won a recent Olympic gold, the Russian Olympic Committee proved its victory over top-ranked Brazil in pool play was no fluke.
The Russians, who won gold in 2012, swept the 2016 Olympic champions in the preliminary round but looked a little sluggish in the first set of the semifinals. Brazil took Set 1 with some aggressive blocking, downing the ROC 21-18, but Set 2 saw a shift in momentum.
Brazil built a 20-12 lead and seemed to be en route to a dominant win, but the Russians fought back and took over when the Brazilians stalled just five points shy of victory. The Russian athletes clawed all the way back and then climbed to a 26-24 victory to tie the match at 1-1.
The ROC rode the momentum of the hard-fought triumph into Set 3 to outlast a Brazilian surge and win 26-24, taking a 2-1 lead. With a chance at defending its gold medal from Rio on the line, Brazil couldn't orchestrate a comeback to force a fifth set.
The ROC clinched the match and a spot in the semifinals with a 25-23 win in Set 4. Brazil will play the loser of the second semifinal match, which features France and Argentina, while the ROC will battle the winner for gold.
If Brazil loses in the finals, none of the top three teams from Rio will stand on the podium in Tokyo.
France dumps Argentina; heads to gold-medal game
France advanced to the gold-medal game with a straight set win over Argentina 25-22, 25-19, 25-22.
Earvin Ngapeth led France with 28 points, while Jean Patry and Trevor Clevenot also scored in double digits.
France will now face the ROC, which upended defending gold medalist Brazil.