In Brazil no one is irreplaceable - Bruno


Turin, Italy, September 29, 2018 - Despite being a technical master of volleyball, Brazil captain Bruno Rezende seems to prefer hustle as an attribute. And after Brazil beat Serbia in the first semifinal of the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship, he chose to underline the Selecao philosophy: everybody is important, nobody is indispensable.

Bruno Rezende, Brazil setter and captain: "I look at our sweaty jerseys and my heart beats faster: that is what we are, a team that plays like a team. Look at me and William switch places to win the match. In our team nobody is untouchable, and all want to contribute. That is why we won more than any other national team in recent history."

Renan Dal Zotto, Brazil coach: "My men never stopped playing together, and that allowed us to do some incredible things. No prediction on the second semifinal and, most important, no preference: Poland and USA are two formidable teams."

Nikola Grbic, Serbia coach: "We give credit to Brazil: they were the best in all skills and punished us for every little mistake we made. But I cannot blame my team either: I believe they did good - even if they could have done a little better."

Aleksandar Atanasijevic, Serbia opposite: "We keep having these ups and downs - that's our flaw and we have to understand how to fix it. Congratulations to Brazil, and now let's regroup and fight for the bronze medal until the end, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere created by the Serbian and Italian fans today."