Coach Ze Roberto still didn’t make a list of the players which he will call to participate in the National team of Brazil, but he opens the door to Tifanny Pereira Da Abreu who was the best player of Genter Volei Bauru in the Superliga.
Tifanny has the endorsement of the International Olympic Committee to be called. That is why Zé does not see the problem if the player appears in the next call, scheduled for April 16. Recall that she will be the first trans player to appear in some FIVB competition.
“It’s always complicated to make a list with the names for the National team and the call for Tifanny will depend of the situation what happens. If she is eligible by IOC, FIVB and CBV, than she is eligible for the National team. She showed a good level and for sure she’s a good attacker. She needs to improve in other ways but she has a level. Let’s wait for the final desition of the mention Federations and then we will see” said Ze Roberto for globoesporte.globo.com.
Brazilian coach knows that they will have a busy year so gradually thinks about the list.
“We’re working on the list, exchanging ideas. We will have two very close competitions. We don’t have the time or space to work with a large group. Fernanda Garay wants to be a mother, it’s natural. When you do not count on a player like Fernanda Garay, it’s always worrying but we left the doors open for her. There can always be the possibility to return because she is in exceptional shape.“