18 players are in the team roster for the next competitions. My surprise lies on the fact that Carol Albuquerque won't be called to play for the NT anymore. Zé Roberto said he will invest in new players for the London OG and that Carol's cycle with the NT is over. Last year he asked her not to retire from the NT so that she would help him in the transition of setters. I just didn't get that, but I wish good luck to the newcomers.
Brazil's team will start to practise on May 4th and the team roster is the following:
Setters: Ana Tiemi - 1,87m (Finasa/Osasco), Dani Lins - 1,83m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro), Fernandinha - 1,73m (Yamamay Busto Arsizio) and Fabíola - 1,83m (Brasil Telecom/Brusque)
Opposites: Joycinha - 1,90m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro), Natália - 1,86m (Finasa/Osasco) and Sheilla - 1,85m (Blaüsiegel/São Caetano)
Outside hitters: Jaqueline - 1,86m (Scavolini Pesaro), Mári - 1,89m (Blaüsiegel/São Caetano), Paula - 1,85m (Finasa/Osasco), Regiane - 1,90m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro) and Sassá - 1,79m (Finasa/Osasco)
Middle-blockers: Adenízia - 1,87m (Finasa/Osasco), Carol Gattaz - 1,92m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro), Fabiana - 1,93m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro) and Thaísa 1,96m (Finasa/Osasco)
Liberos: Fabi - 1,69m (Rexona-Ades/Rio de Janeiro) and Camila Brait - 1,59m (Finasa/Osasco)
I believe the starting team will be: Dani Lins - Sheilla - Mári - Paula - Fabiana - Thaísa and Fabi (L). I really like Adenízia and Natália and I hope they could play well for the National Team.