In 2009, the Brazilian Girls' Youth Team will be back in the country where it won its first World Championship title. It was in Thailand in 1997 that Brazil, led by the coach Wadson Lima, took the top spot on the winner's podium for the first time.
Brazil's second gold medal was captured in 2005, in Macau, by a team coached by Luizomar de Moura.
In 2009, Luizomar and his team look forward to winning its third title in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Brazil has won five other medals at the competition in addition to gold. The South American juggernauts won the silver medal in 1989, 1991, 1999 and 2001, while taking the bronze in 2003. In the last edition of the competition, the team led by the coach Antonio Rizola placed fifth.
The current squad is comprised of many of the players who won gold at the South American Championship in Peru last season. Four individual awards were also given to Brazil: wing-spiker Samara was named Best Digger, Rosane was named Best Setter, Priscila won the Best Libero honor, and opposite Sthefanie took the Best Player of the Tournament award.