The Brazilian men's volleyball team won this Monday (14) the title of the World Cup, four-year tournament held in Japan.
In this edition, 12 teams that are among the main forces of their continents participated in the competition, some with embezzlement.
The Brazilian team, led by coach Renan Dal Zotto, confirmed the conquest in advance after beating the Japanese hosts by 3 sets to 1 on Monday. It was the tenth victory in ten World Cup games. The campaign will close at dawn on Tuesday (15), against Italy.
This year's title is Brazil's third in the tournament – it also won in 2003 and 2007 – and the most relevant so far under Renan, who took over after winning at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The World Cup, which is less prestigious than the World Cup, has played a major role in the volleyball calendar and was a qualifier for the following year's Olympic Games, something that will not happen for the 2020 edition.
The Brazilians are already qualified for Tokyo after winning a pre-Olympic tournament played in Bulgaria in August, when they had to turn a losing 2-0 set against the hosts.
In another international tournament this year, the League of Nations, the team finished in fourth place.
Now the volleyball calendar turns to the club season. In Brazil, the start of the men's Superleague is scheduled for November 9. The women's national tournament begins three days later.
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