The United States men finished out their grueling rollercoaster ride at the VNL Final Six with a bronze medal around their necks after sweeping Brazil on Sunday.
Russia found balance offensively and stifled the Brazilian attack to move on to the Gold Medal match.
Elder, who retired in 2017 after receiving an invitation to join his city’s government as a sports secretary, is famous for having backed up legendary Olympic Champion setter Ricardo Garcia in Maringá for two seasons
Brazil’s Mauricio Borges is the latest injury casualty in Volleyball Nations League action, suffering an ACL tear in the team’s five-set loss to France on Wednesday.
The United States swept Poland as they join Brazil in clinching bids to the semifinals of the VNL.
After successfully reaching a contract buy-out with Turkish club Eczacibasi, Thaisa Daher has been announced by Brazilian club Hinode/Barueri as the newest permanent addition to its roster
“I know we’re going to get a lot of criticism in Brazil for the fourth place”
France faces a similar Final Six path to the 2017 World League they won as they host Brazil & Serbia in the 2018 VNL Pool A.
Heading into the Final Six, France is seen as the betting favorite to win the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League’s first edition.
Tifanny Abreu made volleyball history when she became the first trans female to play in Brazil’s Superliga