Brazil is gritting and grinding its way through the WCH
Current Olympic Champions, World Champions runner-ups, and number one ranked team in the world, Brazil has announced its final roster for the 2018 WCH.
Brazil is among the favorites to win both competitions
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.
Renan Dal Zotto and his coaching staff decided on the 14 players who will represent Brazil at the Volleyball Nations…
Poland’s 3-0 sweep over Australia clinched the last spot in the Final Six on the final day of the pool play.
Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.
Just one day after a shocking defeat at the hands of No. 6 Canada, top ranked Brazil stumbled again on Saturday, falling to No. 9 France via sweep. Boyan Yordanov accounted for half of No. 14 Bulgaria’s 40 kills in a surprise sweep of No. 6 Canada.
Stephen Boyer and France are looking to get a big win against Brazil in Pool 16 to give them momentum for the last weekend of the Preliminary Round.