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Wallace boosts Sada Cruzeiro ahead of Club World Championship

Wallace Souza will be hoping to lead Sada Cruzeiro to another world title in May

 Lausanne, Switzerland, April 15, 2014 – Sada Cruzeiro are in fantastic form as the FIVB Club World Championship approaches and they emphasized their dominance in South America by claiming Brazil’s Superliga crown last weekend. 

In addition to the Superliga title, Sada have won the South American Championship, the Mineiro Championship, the Copa Brasil and the Club World Championship in the last year.

As hosts of next month's Club World Championship, they will be looking to defend the title they won last year in front of their boisterous fans at the Mineirinho.

One player who has helped drive Sada Cruizeiro to their success is Wallace Souza, who scored a team-high 10 points in Sunday’s final against SESI-SP.

In fact, he was the top overall scorer in the Superliga, racking up 374 points throughout the competition.

“The fact that we were able to win at home was really good,” Wallace said. “The crowd really played its part and it was a wonderful party. I am very happy for our team to have reciprocated by winning the title. Now, it's time to celebrate.”

The celebrations won’t last long, however, as the Club World Championship (May 5-10) is only a few weeks away.

But Wallace, an Olympic silver medallist who was the MVP at last year’s Club World Championship and in this year’s South American Championship, is aware that the achievements of his team haven’t come easily.

“We’ve been together for four years and it took a lot of training to get to this standard of play and the level of rapport that we now have,” he pointed out. 

That commitment and unity will be tested at the Club World Championship, but there won’t be many betting against Sada Cruzeiro adding more silverware to their collection of trophies.

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