31. 10. 2017

BRA M: FIVB gives green light to Leal to compete for Brazil!

Source: melhordovolei.com.br; Photo: scoopnest.com

2366 1

The Brazilian media reported that their Men’s Volleyball national team will get a huge reinforcement!


In April, the Cuban player from Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei, Yoandy Leal, was on hold for changing a sports nationality into Brazilian. One month later, he got the permission from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to compete for the Brazilian National Team, media in the country reported. At that moment, it was not quite official but now it is – Leal will be able to play for Brazil, but not from 2018.

The news was confirmed by the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) and Brazil’s head coach Renan Dal Zotto, “Melhor do Vôlei” published. He also admitted that he plans to summon Leal but will not be able to do so for the 2018 international season as the athlete will only get papers this year. He will get the right to compete for Seleção as from 2019.

Leal became the Brazilian citizen in 2015 but had to wait two years, which is a minimum period of time set by the FIVB, for changing a sports nationality.


Subscribe to have full access to WoV PROFILES, STATS, and WoVVIDEO.

Receive email notifications about players' or teams' latest STATS and VIDEOS.

Discover what's new in a volleyball world.

Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   0-

1 Comments about "BRA M: FIVB gives green light to Leal to compete for Brazil!"

01.11.2017 | 02:54 |   Random Guy [unregistered]

AYYY! Good luck to Brazil and Leal in 2018.

+0            0-

Post a comment



Latest comments

ITA M: Fantastic four ready to battle for Scudetto!

#1 This is going to be a tremendous year for the Italian League. Every team has made moves to improve throughout the league.
#2 The top 4 are so close that it would not be wise to bet money.
#3 Depth and Roster managment may be the determining factor this year. It that happens , Lube and Perugia are in trouble with so much $ invested in such a few.
#4 I think the Super Coppa was a predictor to the Finals of the Scudetto. Modena and Trentino will upend Lube and Perugia. Reply

WCH 2018 W: All six teams are known for Third round

If Russia had won the match even in 5 sets they would have classified because they would have ended up with same number of victories than us but one more point. So before the last set against China ended USA was not classified Reply

WCH 2018 W: Italy keep the perfect score, easy win for Japan over Puerto Rico!

No 'perfect score'! Italy lost one set to China! The only 'perfect score' in this World Championship is Serbia's! Reply


Most Viewed Profiles

Elvira Gindl


Cucine Lube Civitanova


Earvin N'Gapeth


Raydel Romero Poey



Aleksandar Atanasijević
Ivan Zaytsev
Osmany Juantorena Portuondo
Modena Volley
Micah Christenson
Jenia Grebennikov
Wilfredo Leon Venero
Adel Gholami
51898 Total
1778 Claimed
40543 Players
6036 Coaches
241 Agents
6283 Teams