Team profile


FIVB World Ranking 1

Best Result2010 2

Last Result2010 2

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The Brazilians will come into the 2014 World Championship keen to make an impact and end their hunt for a first title. The world No.1 finished second to Russia at the last two World Championships and also won the silver medal when they hosted the event in 1994, losing to Cuba in the final. Brazil were unbeaten going into the gold medal match in 2010 but in a tight affair the Russians won 3-2 in Tokyo. This was a repeat of 2006 when Brazil were defeated by Russia by the same score in the final, again in Japan.

Recent Olympic Games have proved successful for Brazil. They won gold at Beijing 2008 and defended their title at London 2012, becoming the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to retain their crown. Brazil also took Olympic bronze at both Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. In addition, they have won the South American championship 18 times, including the last ten tournaments dating back to 1995. They won gold at the Pan American Games in 2011 and also triumphed at the Grand Champions Cup in 2013.

Brazil will be looking to go one better than their near-misses at the previous two World Championships, and will arrive in Italy buoyed after winning gold at the 2014 World Grand Prix.


Jose Roberto Lages Guimaraes

Jose Roberto Lages Guimaraes

Jose Guimaraes led Brazil to glory in the last two World Grand Prix to add to his list of achievements. He is the only Brazil coach to win three Olympic gold medals, with the men's team at Barcelona 1992 and the women at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Appointed women's coach in 2003, 'Ze Roberto' masterminded six successive South American Championship titles and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games. His team won silver at the last two World Championships and as coach of Turkish club Fenerbahce he has won the 2010 World Club Championship and 2012 Champions League.


  • Team Manager Leonardo Gomes Pereira Cupertino Moraes
  • Assistant coach Paulo Do Rego Barros Junior
  • Second Assistant Coach Claudio Lopes Pinheiro
  • Doctor Julio Cesar Nardelli
  • Physiotherapist Alexandre Lopes Ramos





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 MAX 150 107 1.401
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 5 0.600 160 183 0.874
Dominican Republic
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 0.333 165 185 0.891