Overview

Team profile

Brazil

Brazil are seeking to win a third successive World Grand Prix title. They have been a dominant force in the competition since inception and in the last 11 editions they have been champions seven times and runners-up on three other occasions. Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation, illustrated by the fact that more ticket applications have been made for volleyball than any other sport at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. Coach Jose Guimaraes is one of the most successful coaches in volleyball history and he is looking for his 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 title. The Brazilians also took Olympic bronze at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. They have won the South American Championships 18 times, including the last 10 times of asking. They finished third at the World Championship in Italy last year having come second to Russia at the previous two editions and they 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

Paulo Do Rego Barros Junior

Paulo Do Rego Barros Junior

Paulo do Rego Barros Junior, better known in Brazil as Paulo Coco, is one of the well-experienced coaches in his country. He had a 10-year playing stint in top Brazilian clubs such as Banespa and Palmeiras between 1986 and 1996. After finishing his athletic career, he shifted to coaching various clubs such as Banespa, Pinheiros and Volei Futuro in Brazil and Murcia in Spain. Paulo Coco was an assistant to Jose Roberto Guimaraes in Osasco and Volei Amil. For 12 years, he was also Ze Roberto’s assistant in the women’s national team that won many important titles, including the two Olympic gold medals at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Recently, he was appointed as coach of Camponesa/Minas in the Brazilian Superliga.

Staff

  • Team Manager Julia De Carvalho Anselmo Da Silva
  • Assistant coach Marco Antonio Di Bonifacio
  • Doctor Sergio Xavier
  • Physiotherapist Daniel Kan

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
Brazil
9 9 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 27 27 2 13.500 721 555 1.299
2
China
9 9 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 26 27 5 5.400 770 569 1.353
3
USA
9 8 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 24 26 9 2.888 823 731 1.125
4
Italy
9 5 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 14 18 14 1.285 740 690 1.072
5
Russia
9 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 14 16 17 0.941 730 746 0.978
6
Japan
9 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 13 16 16 1.000 699 721 0.969
7
Germany
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 13 15 17 0.882 733 692 1.059
8
Serbia
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 2 1 12 17 19 0.894 796 775 1.027
9
Thailand
9 3 6 1 1 1 0 2 4 8 11 21 0.523 667 726 0.918
10
Belgium
9 2 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 6 8 21 0.380 571 692 0.825
11
Turkey
9 2 7 1 0 1 0 4 3 5 10 23 0.434 690 783 0.881
12
Dominican Republic
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 27 0.000 415 675 0.614

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