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US defeat Germany to reach semis

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Favourites the United States beat Germany to move through to the last four of the men's beach volleyball.

Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won 21-13 25-23 and next face Georgia's Renato Gomes and Jorge Terceiro, who beat the Netherlands 21-19 21-19.

The second semi-final will be an all-Brazilian encounter.

Defending champions Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego beat USA's Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb 21-18 21-16, setting up a tie with Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz.

Araujo and Luiz beat Florian Gosch and Alexander Horst of Austria, 22-20 21-17.

US pair Rogers and Dalhausser progressed after the Germans were penalised a point for delay of game in the second set.

That put the US 9-8 ahead but even the beneficiaries were unhappy about the umpire's decision.

"I didn't like it. In a situation like this, a heated contest... it's just not the right thing," said Rogers.

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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

see also
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09 Aug 08 |  Volleyball
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