2017-07-30 08:00:00 CET

Five matches you can’t miss on Sunday!

The action continues to come thick and fast!

The Red Bull Beach Arena will be packed again on SundayThe Red Bull Beach Arena will be packed again on Sunday

It feels like the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 has only just begun, but already we are entering day three in Vienna.

But the action isn’t slowing down, with 28 more games spread out across three courts, with plenty of intriguing stories set to be told to end the weekend.

Who? Pedlow/Schachter v Ermacora/Pristauz

When? 12pm

Where? Red Bull Centre Arena

Why? The first match taking center stage on Sunday is set to be a cracker, with the Austrian wildcards hoping they have a few tricks up their sleeve against their Canadian opponents.

Pedlow and Schachter already have one win to their name, but if they have any desire to top Pool I, surely a win on the main court is essential to those plans.

This will be the first meeting between the pair with the Canadians also in top form, but if this tournament has shown us anything so far, it’s that the home crowd can stir up magic for their hometown heroes.

Who? Brouwer/Meeuwsen v Carambula/Ranghieri

When? 3pm

Where? Red Bull Beach Arena

Why? When you put one of the world’s form teams and former world champions on the opposite side of the net to the top entertainers, you know fireworks are going to be in store.

The Italians Carambula and Ranghieri suffered defeat in their first match, and so will be desperate to avenge their opening loss against a pair who know one more win will surely take them to the knockout stages.

And the Dutch pair will go into the match full of confidence against a duo they have yet to suffer defeat to, boasting a 6-0 record including a 24-22, 21-10 Poreč Major victory as recently as June.

Oh, and did we mention that Brouwer and Meeuwsen are the 2013 world champions and also the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalists? A pairing to whet anyone’s appetite on the Red Bull Beach Arena.

Who? Fendrick/Ross v Laird/Ngauamo

When? 5pm

Where? Red Bull Centre Arena

Why? April Ross may already have one world crown, but a chance to get a second with a new partner in Lauren Kendrick will be a huge motivation across the fortnight.

The latest step in that quest comes in the former of Australians Nicole Laird and Jessyka Ngauamo – desperate to avenge compatriot defeat in their first game to reignite their knockout credentials.

Both these teams have already endured a three-set match, with contrasting outcomes.

But with this being the first time they have faced each other, it will be interesting to see how they match up on the Red Bull Beach Arena.

Who? Hermannová/Sluková v Bobadilla/Filippo

When? 6pm

Where? Side Court 3

Why? Across the past 12 months, consistency has been the name of the game for the Czech stars, but could this be the tournament in which they thrust their names into the limelight?

Each of their last eight tournaments have featured a top-ten finish, including Poreč Major silver, fully deserving of their sixth seed status in Vienna.

They took their first game in comfortable style too, victorious 21-9, 21-10, while their Paraguayan counterparts are coming off the back of an opening-match defeat they are desperate to write the wrongs of.

They have also shown themselves to be adept to the main stage, making the final stage of Olympic qualifying while Bobadilla also posted a third, a second, a fourth and a third this season in four South American tour events.

Who? Doppler/Horst v Nusbaum/Vandenburg

When? 7pm

Where? Red Bull Beach Arena

Why? If you want a party atmosphere to end your weekend, then look no further than the Red Bull Beach Arena on Sunday night.

Crowd-pleasers, entertainers and quality players all rolled into one, Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst test their mettle against the Canadian 37th seeds Aaron Nusbaum and Ryan Vandenburg – the lowest-seeded team in Pool L.

But write those guys off at your peril, as their entertaining game against fellow Canadians Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk suggested, with this game arguably the ideal way to round off the weekend.

Doppler/Horst know exactly what it’s like to play in a World Championships too, but when it comes to one on your home sand, that expectation, performance and crowd fever can hit another level.

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