I think they should put Thaisa in play rather than Fabiana in this match
Brasil is leading the 2nd set. Hoping for a 3-0
Brasil takes first set 27-25!!!
Is there a site where i can watch this online?
My gawd, i hope Brasil wins this match. At least I got one of my favorite teams in the podium
25-25 this should have been for the gold medal match!
I hope you are right, Jaden. Brazil, Italy and Cuba definitely merit to be in the podium.
actually these 3 are my favorite teams, but I'm a Brasil fan since they visited Manila ages ago. BRASIL FTW
Series of firsts in Beijing maybe?
-First gold for Brazil
-First medal standing for Italy
-First time Cuba gets energized..
Brazil-Cuba-Italy is my bet to be in the podium. Russia is hopeless. Maybe China can redeem themselves
Well, there's nothing to say, except that Brasil is the best team in Beijing, and they're the favorite for the gold medal.
They played an excellent match, Mari was great, Fofao was fabolous, everyone played wonderfully. Italy just couldn't win against this team.
So, congratulations to Brasil
It is time for the Brazil women to win the gold. Hahaha @ Brazil men's team.
Italy can beat China if ever they meet.
Italy vs China - 3:2
USA vs Brazil - 0:3
Russia vs Cuba - 0-3
I think that will be the QF matches
What the hell is wrong with China?? 2 losses in front of their people....
Brazil is very very good, sometimes Paula will be the star of a match, then Fabiana Sheilla Mari. They are the team to beat, they just do not really on one player, hell evan Thaisa, Jacqueline & Sassa can score a point. FOFAO sooo deserves the GOLD. Hope she gets inducted in the HOF. Fofao > Fernanda
We might see Caroline-Ana Tiemi as setters for Brazil after Beijing. Or Fernanda Venturini-Caroline.
The Brazillian Block
Brasil takes first set 25-16, the Brazillian block is scary! It's Paula Pequeno's blocking ability!
I hope they shit their pants the same way they did against Russia these OG, not like the Russian players did against Cuba in the final match of the Sydney Olympic Games.
Gold Medal Match: Brazil vs Cuba 3-2
Bronze Medal Match: Italy vs USA 3-2
Brazil & Cuba are scary right now! Fofao is the best setter right now. Fabiana/Walewska/Mari/Sheilla/Calderon/Ruiz are all scary in all aspects. The only difference is FOFAO
And Mari isnt playing in the best of her abilities yet. Just like in the WGP2008, Mari was more utilized in the Final stages of WGP2008. Russia & China really upset, they arent playing well. I thought China might have the homecourt advantage just like in WGP2008 but Italy/Cuba/Brazil/USA played better than them. Applaud those 4 teams for being brave playing in Beijing. So no homecourt advantage just like in men's basketball huh?
who in your opinion is # 1 ?
Fofao is #1
Feng Ken is the next best setter
Fofao needs the GOLD medal, then she can be inducted to the HOF just like Regla Torres.
After Beijing, we will see more of Ana Tiemi Takagui in the Senior Team. Carol-Ana Tiemi. And lets not forget Natalia.
Yep, Brazil is scary (the starting 6 + Fabi).. Especially Mari & Fofao
Sykora over Arlene Xavier?? really now... Sykora wasnt good in WGP2008
BRA vs ITA 3-2
CHN vs RUS 2-3
I do believe the gold medal match will be RUSSIA vs BRAZIL. Brazil will win imho. Fofao sooo needs a gold medal. She is truly a legendary setter. Every setter in every country idolizes her. After Beijing, I see Fofao, Valeskinha, Estes retiring...
Team Japan having 4 players with awards??? that is sooo confusing...but they are only 6th!
Fofao should have been the best setter, Mari should have been the best scorer. i mean Kurihara?
BRA def CUB 3-0!
25-14, 25-15, 25-20
Thaisa is a blocking machine! 5 blocks!
Best Blockers (Current rankings)
BRA def KAZ 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-19)
Nice lineup for the Brazilians. Valeskinha is out, replaced by Caroline Gattaz.
Blockers: Thaisa, Fabiana
Spikers: Sassa, Jaqueline
In the 3rd round, Carol replaced Fabiana, Paula replaced Jaqueline.
Thaisa is the star player of the match. 17 points. she has 7 blocks.
I like the combinations of Ze Roberto.
Sometimes, he puts Mari & Sheilla at the same time, Mari for Paula as Hitter, then on the next match Mari replaces Sheilla as Opposite.
I like the Brazilian team...
They change their lineups alot... Samuel is a pretty good player, so is Murilo..
Ana Tiemi 20/21yo, 187cm...
Right Celso. I agree with you. Why dont you let Carol set for Brazil. Because Fofao and Fernanda is aging (Fofao probably is the oldest on all of the national teams). Undeniably, Brazil has the most amazing attackers but whats lacking in the team is a young and upcoming setter. Once Fofao retires, who will then set for Brazil? Take for example the USA, Robyn Ahmow-Santos might retire after the Olympics, but we still have Lindsay Berg and 21-year old Anggie Mcginnis who played her first international competition but was awarded as the Best Setter in Pan American Cup a month ago.
The coach of Brazil should allow Carol to play for the whole of grandprix and let Fofao take care of the Olympics..My opiniion.
Brazil has Ana Tiemi Takagui, brilliant and tall setter, i think she stands 187cm. She played with the Brazil B Team in Pan American Games
Ana Tiemi & Bruno Rezende, 2 upcoming setters for Brazil