This Thursday (17) Brazil’s men’s volleyball team had no trouble defeating Australia 3 sets to 0 in the 12th round of the League of Nations. The partials were 25/17, 25/22 and 25/12. Due to the new coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), the competition is held in the shape of a health bubble in Rimini (Italy).
The result places Brazil at the top of the competition with 11 wins and 32 points, regardless of the match between Poland and Germany, who still face each other in this round. With the win the Aussies are at the bottom of the league, which brings together 16 teams.
Pointer Mauricio Borges and Central Isaac scored 11-11 points and were Brazil’s highlights, lasting until Monday (21), when he returns to the court to face hosts Italy at 4 pm (GMT). On Tuesday (22) at 2:30 pm the national team measures the army with Germany. Finally, on Wednesday (23) the Brazilians will end their participation in the first leg against Russia at 4 pm.
The first four entered the final stage of the League of Nations, which is scheduled for the next 26th and 27th. Currently classified for the semi-finals will be Brazil, Poland, Slovenia and Russia.
“Today’s game [quinta] It was very important. We were very happy with the win and we were able to rotate the players a lot. Everyone’s contribution and the team spirit of our team was fundamental. We have a well prepared group and regardless of the result, we managed to impose our momentum,” Isaac said on the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) website after the match against Australia.
The selection is led by assistant Carlos Schwanke at Rimini. Coach Rennan Dal Joto is in Brazil recovering from complications caused by COVID-19. The competition in Italy is the last before the Tokyo Olympics (Japan). The Brazilian Games began on 24 July against Tunisia, at the Ariake Arena.