Brazil will meet Serbia in the final of the Women's Volleyball World Championship after beating Italy in Apeldoorn ©Getty Images

Brazil earned the right to meet the defending champions, Serbia, in the Women’s Volleyball World Championship final in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, with a scintillating 3-1 win over Italy.

The Tokyo 2020 silver medallists won the opening set 25-23 in the Omnisport Stadium, that is set to host the final on Saturday (October 15).

But Italy, the beaten finalists in 2018 when this event last took place, drew level as they took the second set 25-22.

The second seeds were not to be denied, however, and came through to earn their crack at gold by winning the third and fourth sets by 26-24 and 25-19 respectively.

Not even Paola Egonu’s prolific form, as she contributed 30 of her team's points, could keep Italy in the competition.

For Brazil, Gabi was top scorer with 20 points.

Italy will now meet the Olympic champions, the United States - beaten in four sets by Serbia in the first semi-final - in the bronze medal match, that is due to precede the final.