Leal looks to cap great season with World Cup honours
Brazil's Yoandy Leal Hidalgo celebrates a winning moment
Leal obtained his Brazilian citizenship in 2015 and was finally able to put on Brazil’s jersey for the 2019 season.
Leal says he has good rapport with Brazil’s captain and setter Bruno Rezende, with whom he has played club volleyball in his new team in Italy.
Leal and Bruno on court in Nagano’s White Ring Arena
Brazil has remained unbeaten in the Men’s World Cup competition. Leal has steadily contributed as one of coach Renan Dal Zotto’s starters, charting double-digits for each one of their six victories.
Leal’s break-out performance was his 24-point haul against Egypt (last October 4 in Nagano).
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