With an “alternative” group, Brazil is beaten by Canada in the final of the Pan-American Cup; during the first phase of the tournament, they had beaten their opponents 3-0
Brazilian national team players in a match against Canada, played in Mexico | Photo: Norceca/Disclosure
The Brazilian men’s team won the silver medal at the Pan American Volleyball Cup. In a duel played on Sunday evening (20), the Brazilians were surprised by Canada and lost by 3 sets to 1 (24/26, 25/20, 23/25 and 22/25), in the final in Guadalajara, in Mexico.
Despite the loss in the final, Darlan was the game’s top scorer, with 24 hits.
Under the command of Carlos Schwanke, assistant coach Renan Dal Zotto of the main team, Brazil participated in the competition with an alternate group, while the main group continues to prepare for the South American competition.
Among the players who participated in the competition are five athletes from the Minas Gerais teams: opposite Oppenkoski, the center Cledenilson and the libero Alê Elias (Cruzeiro) and the pointer Marcus (Minas).
Brazil won its two matches during the first phase of the competition: 3-0 in the Dominican Republic (triple 25/17) and in Canada (25/16, 25/20 and 25/21).
In the semi-final, still 3-0, this time against Chile (25/23, 25/19 and 25/21). However, in this decision, the Canadians managed to “come back” after their defeat against Brazil in the first phase of the tournament.
Darlan was also voted best opponent and best serve of the competition; Brasilia was chosen as the best passer.
The Brazilian team for the Pan-American Cup:
- Lifters: Brasilia and Mateus Bender
- Opposites: Darlan and Oppenkoski
- Pointers Lukas Bergmann, Maicon, Marcus and Victor Birigüi
- Centers: Clédenilson, Géovane, Pietro and Thiery
- Liberos: Alê Elias and Bryan Boll
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