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On the way to Serbia, Brazil says goodbye to its fans

Giba leads the fans

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 18 — Having already qualified for the Final Round of the FIVB World League 2009, Brazil will make its last pool match here Sunday a sendoff celebration with its fans. 

The reigning Olympic champion faces Venezuela at Mineirinho Gymnasium, in Belo Horizonte, at 10.a.m. (local time).

The teams have faced each other three times in Pool D of the Intercontinental Round, with Brazil winning all of them. The team led by head coach Bernardo Rezende has a 10-1 record in the competition and leads the group with 30 points, while the Venezuelans have five points and a single win.


After the match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil will go to Serbia as one of the six teams that will fight for the title of the competition. Brazil is looking forward its eighth trophy in the World League.


“The Final Round will for sure be a good test for our new generation of players. The youngest players will feel the importance of the tournament and then it will be up to myself and the most experienced players like Giba, Rodrigao and Sergio to help them”, said Rezende.


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