Among summoned players is a returnee Sidnei dos Santos ‘Sidão’, who recovered from a shoulder surgery. But, as Rezende stated in a press conference, this is not the definitive list of the players which will try to take Brazil’ NT back to the top of the podium at the Olympics. He emphasized that he is still closely watching the candidates which are playing abroad, like Leandro Vissotto, Dante Amaral and Maurício Borges.
May 5 is the deadline for the final list of 16 for the World League, while the final list of 12 for Rio Olympics will be defined before the entrance at the Olympic Village in early August.
The preparation of Brazil’s NT will begin on April 18 in Saquarema. Before the Olympics, Brazil will compete in the World League, from June 16.
List of Brazil’s National Team:
Setters: Bruninho (Modena – ITA), Rapha (Taubaté) and William (Cruzeiro);
Middle blockers: Lucão (Modena – ITA), Isac (Cruzeiro), Eder (Cruzeiro), Maurício (Campinas) and Sidão (Sesi);
Receivers: Lucarelli (Taubaté), Murilo (Sesi), Lipe (Taubaté), Lóh (Campinas) and Douglas (Sesi);
Opposites: Wallace (Cruzeiro), Wallace (Campinas) and Evandro (Suntory Sunbirds – JPN);
Liberos: Serginho (Sesi) and Tiago (Campinas).
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