Overview

Team profile

Brazil

Under new technical leadership, world No. 1 Brazil have begun a new cycle in their illustrious history after claiming the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Renan dal Zotto taking over as head coach following the retirement of Bernardo 'Bernardinho' Rezende. In their first major tournaments under Dal Zotto, Brazil won the silver medal at the 2017 FIVB World League, followed by gold at the 2017 South American Championship (including a ticket to the 2018 FIVB World Championship).
During Bernardinho's 15-year tenure as coach, Brazil have at times seemed unstoppable, collecting numerous trophies. Rezende led the team to the 2001 World League title in his first outing and Brazil claimed the competition in successive years from 2003 to 2007. The Brazilians won back-to-back World League titles again in 2009 and 2010, three successive titles at the World Championship (2002, 2006, 2010) and two at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup (2003 and 2007), all capped by their third Olympic gold last year.
Brazil are the most successful team in the history of the FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup, having won gold in four of the six editions to data, including the last three straight. Together with hosts Japan they are they only team to have taken part in all six previous editions of the competition.

Coach

Renan Dal Zotto

Renan Dal Zotto

The 57-year-old former Brazil international outside hitter took over the reigns of his country’s men’s National Team this year, after Bernardo ‘Bernardinho’ de Rezende completed a 16-year cycle at the helm which included two gold and three silver Olympic medals. In his first major tournaments as head coach of Brazil, dal Zotto secured a silver medal at the 2017 FIVB World League and a gold at the 2017 South American Championship (including a ticket to the 2018 FIVB World Championship).
Dal Zotto enjoyed a playing career in Brazil and Italy, as well as silver medals at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and the 1982 FIVB World Championship in Argentina. As coach he worked mostly with clubs in Brazil, plus a season in Italy, all in the 1990s and 2000s.

Staff

  • Team Manager Fernando Castro Maroni
  • Assistant coach Marcelo Fronckowiak
  • Second Assistant Coach Ricardo Gomes Tabach
  • Doctor Felipe Serrão Mendes De Souza
  • Physiotherapist Matheus Cardoso Dos Santos

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
5 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 14 5 2.800 446 393 1.134
2
Italy
5 4 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 12 14 8 1.750 509 506 1.005
3
Iran
5 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 9 12 10 1.200 501 495 1.012
4
USA
5 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 8 11 9 1.222 463 416 1.112
5
France
5 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 12 0.500 410 436 0.940
6
Japan
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15 0.133 335 418 0.801

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