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Beach Volleyball South American stop in Uruguay

 
Some of the region's top players will be taking part in this stop of the South American Beach Volleyball circuit

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2013 - The third stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Circuit will be held in held in Pocitos in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thirty two pairs from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela will participate in addition to the six teams representing the host country. Brazil leads the rankings for the 2012/13 season for both genders, followed by Chile in the men’s and Argentina in the women’s.  

Two teams from Brazil will be making their debut at the competition. Leonardo Gomes-Daniel Souza and Brian de Rosa-Daniel Lazzari will participate for the first time at the South American Beach Volleyball Circuit.

‘It is an honour to have the chance to defend Brazil in such an important competition.  We prepared ourselves very well, watched videos of our rivals and even though it is clear it will be a very difficult stop, the goal is to win.  Daniel and myself have been friends since 2007, we train together and we know each other pretty well,” said de Rosa.

According to the rules of this circuit stop, the host country can register up to 16 teams even if two teams from the same country meet each other in the final match. This new rule was put in place following a majority approval from the South American Confederation (CSV) Beach Volleyball Commission Members.



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