Campinas, Brazil, July 30, 2013 – Brazil opens its 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix campaign in front of its home fans in Pool A of the premier annual women’s volleyball event, which will take place on Friday at the Arena Amil." />
Brazil start World Grand Prix campaign on home soil
Campinas, Brazil, July 30, 2013 – Record World Grand Prix winners Brazil will open their 2013 campaign in front of their home fans in Pool A of the premier annual women’s volleyball event, which will take place on Friday at the Arena Amil in Campinas.
Brazil, who have won the World Grand Prix eight times, will undergo a tough test on the first week contending Pool A with Poland on Friday, Russia on Saturday and defending champions USA, in a repeat of the Olympic Games final on Sunday.
Prior to the World Grand Prix, Brazil’s preparation have yielded good results – winning all 12 matches in competitions in Alassio and Montreux plus a series of friendlies with the Netherlands.
Brazil's positive results have the set the Olympic champions up for yet another strong and challenging campaign against their biggest World Grand Prix adversary USA. The United States have beaten Brazil into second in each of the last three editions – winning consecutive titles.
As Pool A hypes as the toughest pool in the preliminary round, the fans and the media are eager to know more about the teams.
Brazil will open its training to the media starting from Tuesday to Thursday. Poland, Russia and the United States will also meet with the press after their respective training.