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Brazil men’s volleyball team coach Renan Dal Zotto began the process of refurbishing his team after finishing fourth at the Tokyo Olympics and recently became the 33rd South American by defeating Argentina by 3 sets to 1 (25×17, 24×26), 25×18. won the title. and 25×18).
After losing to Argentina in bronze decision at the Tokyo Olympics, Dal Zotto denies that the recent title was a “change” and considers the achievement a positive balance.
“There’s no sense of revenge. Every championship represents something different for me and the group. What happened in Tokyo doesn’t change after that title in South American. Each sport, each competition has its own significance and a different learning.” brings in experience”, claimed Renan in an exclusive interview. yahoo sports.
The campaign remained unbeaten in the federal capital. In addition to Argentina, Brazilians also outnumbered Peru, Colombia and Chile. The trophy maintained the performance of the Brazilian team at South American level, which was not pitched until 1964, when it was absent and Argentina won.
Another meaning of the title needs analysis. In the continental tournament, Rennan introduced Brazilian fans to new names such as Mack, Flavio, Joo Rafael, Vaccari, Adriano, Abuba and Claydenilsson.
“We’ve started a new Olympic cycle now in the South American Championship. We have a more mixed group, young and very interesting kids coming in. Among them I’m Adriano, Vacari, Victor, Felipe Roque, Claydenilson, Mike, Flavio Myself involved and everyone is responding very well. But, today, I can’t say it’s a closed group for the Worlds. We are always attentive and many athletes are on the radar.”
This victory classified Brazil with “Hermanos” for the 2022 World Cup, located in Russia. This competition will be played by 24 teams. The cities of Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Kemerovo will host the matches and the table will still be issued by the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation). The team is looking to win the tournament again, which has not happened since 2010 and has accumulated runners-up in the 2014 and 2018 editions.
With the aim of the four-time World Championship, the coach sees no preferred team in the World Cup and maintains the mission of maintaining each player’s high level of competitiveness.
“There is no longer a favorite team on the men’s volleyball world scene. Brazil, Italy, the United States, Russia, France, Poland, Serbia, any of these teams can be champions in any competition they play in the competition. It is our responsibility to have a good track record in India and we will prepare ourselves for it as much as possible. But the favorite is definitely not there for a few years”, he analysed.
attend the top event with “Silver Generation”, whose campaign came in second place at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, Rennan Dal Zotto emerged victorious in another off-court battle as he overcame the COVID-19 virus and felt buoyed by every message of support throughout his recovery period. .
“I am sure that the positive current that had formed around me from the first to the last day in the hospital was absolutely necessary for me to come out of that situation. Even after I was discharged, I continue to receive the amount of messages from those people. I was influenced by people I didn’t even know. It was my family and friends who were relentless in enthusiasm, positive energy and prayers. Life changes after such an experience, no doubt”, he concluded.