The German volleyball players missed the quarter-finals in the Nations League.
The team of national coach Michal Winiarski lost 1:3 (27:25, 17:25, 20:25, 19:25) to the silver medalist Brazil in Osaka on Wednesday and thus conceded the sixth defeat in a row.
With two games left, eighth place and the associated qualification for the next round is no longer possible.
In the third and final group phase, the selection of the German Volleyball Association (DVV) meets bottom-placed Australia (Thursday) and hosts Japan (Saturday). Eight of the 16 teams qualify for the quarter-finals, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, starting July 20.
The German women also failed in the race for the quarter-final qualification last week.