Overview

Team profile

Brazil

Rio 2016 Olympic Games hosts Brazil have been a dominant force in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and in the last 12 editions have been champions seven times and runners-up on three other occasions. Last year, they made their way to the Group 1 Final Six after an unbeaten run in the preliminary round, but only got the bronze medal as they lost to Russia and eventual winners USA in the Finals. Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation and will put its hopes in head coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes, who will be chasing an eighth Grand Prix title with the team.

Brazil won the gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and did the same at London 2012 to become the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to retain the Olympic title. The Brazilians also took Olympic bronze at Atlanta in 1996 and at Sydney 2000. They have won the South American Championship 18 times, including the last 10 times of asking. They finished third at the World Championship in Italy in 2014 having come second to Russia at the previous two editions. They also won the Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2013. There is always pressure on the Brazilian women but they seem to thrive under it.

Coach

Jose Roberto Lages Guimarães

Jose Roberto Lages Guimarães

Jose Guimaraes is aiming to win another FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with Brazil’s women’s team after coaching them to victory in both 2013 and 2014, and previously in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. His long list of achievements in the sport extends far beyond this tournament however. He is the only coach to win Olympic gold medals with both a men’s and women’s team, when he led Brazil’s men at Barcelona 1992 and the women at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Since taking over as Brazil’s women’s team coach in 2003, ‘Ze Roberto’ has guided them to six consecutive South American Championships from 2003 to 2013 and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Staff

  • Team Manager Julia De Carvalho Anselmo Da Silva
  • Assistant coach Paulo Do Rego Barros Junior
  • Second Assistant Coach Claudio Lopes Pinheiro
  • Doctor Julio Cesar De Carvalho Nardelli
  • Physiotherapist Alexandre Lopes Ramos

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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