JF Vôlei is a young, small-market Brazilian team trying to survive among its powerful peers
“The budget we have is not of the the largest. Some players will definitely go away.”
After 22 exciting rounds of play, Superliga’s regular season is over and we get to know playoff matchups and relegation duds
Aside from injury, relegation must be one of the worst feelings in sport
Cruzeiro is running through its competition
The higher you are, the bigger the fall. At least that was what happened to Superliga’s 2nd seeded Sesc/RJ, who was upset by 10th seeded Montes Claros 3-1 (23/25 25/18 24/26 19/25), the latter without three of its starters. Its win clinched its permanence in Superliga’s elite, and officially relegated JF Vôlei and Copel Telecom/Maringá.
As a testament to the league’s strength, 4 of its 6 match-ups this round were only decided in a tie break
Ponta Grossa it is almost a sure lock to avoid relegation this season.
Marko Ivovic shined in Taubaté’s win
Minas consolidates its status as Superliga’s new powerhouse