Brazil’s rich tradition of world wide volleyball dominance roots back to the tiny beach town of Saquarema. While Brazil’s big cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are rough around the edges with layers of complexity, Saquarema has a relaxed coastal vibe with a sense of timelessness to it. It’s white sandy beaches are bare of development.
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The Brazil women's national volleyball team is administrated by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol and takes part in international volleyball competitions. It is ranked second in the FIVB World Rankings as of August 2021. They are the current record holder of FIVB World Grand Prix champion titles, having won it for the eleventh time in 2016 and are the gold medalists of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
The Brazil men's national volleyball team is governed by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Brazil has three gold medals at the Olympic Games, won three times the World Championship and nine times the World League. Brazil is the #1 team on the FIVB World Rankings. The team is often referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team" due to its success under coach Bernardo Rezende.
Volleyball As the second most popular sport in Brazil, both the male and female national volleyball teams participate at Olympic level. They also compete in competitions such as the Volleyball World Cup and Volleyball World Championship. Brazil is recognised as the world champion in beach volleyball.
Beach volley is particularly popular, especially in beach cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Fortaleza. It is the most played sport among women in Brazil, and both the men’s and the women’s national teams are strong and boast among their members several world champions.
It is played virtually everywhere by young and old and amateur and professional, and international matches in the major cities draw huge crowds, notably to Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which has a capacity of 155,000.
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“Brazil is a legend in indoor volleyball, both on the women’s side and the men’s side … we lost to them in the final in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London,” Kiraly said.