Praia Clube win Brazil Supercup, ahead of Club World Championship
Dentil Praia Clube of Uberlandia with the Brazil Supercup trophy, as they prepare to take part in the 2018 FIVB Club World Championship.
Praia Clube beat Osasco 3-1 (27-29, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23) before 4,500 fans in the annual meeting of the reigning champions and the current cup-holders which marks the start of the season. The 2018-19 Brazil Superleague begins on 16 November.
Praia Clube are one of two Brazilian sides, alongside Minas Tenis Clube of Belo Horizonte, at the 2018 Club World Championship, early next month in China.
"We know of our weaknesses and we are still getting together, so coming away with that win today was very important," said Praia Clube captain Fabiana Claudinho after the game. "It is a result that gives us more confidence but also the knowledge that we still have a lot to improve, though at the same time it shows we are on the right track."
The 2018 Club World Championship will be held 4-9 December in Shaoxing.
Praia Clube are in Pool B, together with Altay Volleyball Club of Kazakhstan, Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul of Turkey and Supreme Chonburi of Thailand.
Pool A features Minas Tenis Clube, defending world champions VakifBank Istanbul of Turkey, Volero Le Cannet of France and hosts Zheijiang Women's Volleyball Club of China.
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