The two Brazilian teams at the South American Women’s Club Championships went undefeated ahead of the semifinals.
The defending champions and leaders of their domestic league, Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro swept University of San Martin de Porres of Lima 3-0, (25-16, 25-11, 25-16) in dominating fashion. The other Brazilian entrant, Dentil Praia Clube of Uberlandia destroyed reigning Argentina champions Villa Dora of Santa Fe in three 3-0, (25-15, 25-11, 25-13).
No matter the results of these matches, each of the four teams had already qualified for the semifinals.
The semifinals took place in Uberlandia:
- Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro vs. Villa Dora Santa Fe
- Dentil Praia Clube vs. USMP Lima
Playing for the fifth place slot is Olympic Club Cochabamba of Bolivia and Boca Juniors Buenos Aires of Argentina.
The winners of the South American Club Championships will join hosts Hisamitsu Springs of Kobe and reigning Asian Champions NEC Red Rockets of Kawasaki in the Club Worlds in May. To round out the Club World roster, will be the European Champions League winner, followed by four wild card choices.