Leal summoned to play for Brazil! The CBV (Brazilian Volleyball Confederation) announced the final list of the national team players for the 2019 international season.
Earlier, Brazil head coach Renan Dal Zotto summoned 15 players to the preliminary list but left room for seven players who competed in the national championship finals and two players who competed in Italy.
The opposite Alan Souza, outside hitters Douglas Souza, Lucas Lóh and Ricardo Lucarelli, middle blocker Lucas Saatkamp “Lucão“ and libero Thales Hoss will appear next Monday, May 20, in Campinas where Brazil will have two friendlies against Canada. The middle blocker Otávio Pinto will also appear on May 20, but at the training center in Saquarema. The setter Bruno Rezende and outside hitter Yoandy Leal, both defending the colors of Cucine Lube Civitanova will appear on May 27. Bruninho will go to Saquarema, while Leal will join the team in Katowice, Poland, for the first weekend of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. So, for the first time in history, Brazilian Men’s national team will have a player who changed his sports citizenship!
Brazil national team final list for 2019 FIVB Nations League:
Opposites: Wallace (SESC-RJ), Alan Souza (SESI-SP), Felipe Roque (Fiat/Minas), Rafael Araújo (ONICO Warszawa, Poland)
Setters: Bruninho (Cucine Lube Civitanova, Italy), Eduardo Carísio (Fiat/Minas), Thiaguinho (SESC-RJ), Fernando Cachopa (Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei)
Middle-blockers: Isac (Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei), Maurício Souza (SESC-RJ), Otávio (EMS Funvic Taubaté), Lucão (EMS Funvic Taubaté), Flávio (Fiat/Minas), Matheus (Fiat/Minas)
Outside-hitters: Rodriguinho (Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei), Honorato (Fiat/Minas), Lucarelli (EMS Funvic Taubaté), Leal (Cucine Lube Civitanova, Italy), Lucas Lóh (SESI-SP), Douglas Souza (EMS Funvic Taubaté), Maurício Borges (SESC-RJ), Kadu (Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia, Italy)