Defending champions Brazil have been a dominant force in the FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup. Having won the title twice in the competition’s six editions and collected in addition a silver and a bronze, they top the medals table.
Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation that are trying to put behind them the huge disappointment of their elimination in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the hands of China – something they successfully set upon with winning the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix for a record 12 time this year
Brazil won the gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and did the same at London 2012 to become the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to retain the Olympic title. The Brazilians also took Olympic bronze at Atlanta in 1996 and at Sydney 2000. They have won the South American Championship 18 times, including the last 10 times of asking. They finished third at the World Championship in Italy in 2014 having come second to Russia at the previous two editions. They also won the Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2013.