2018-03-08 15:55:00 CET

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Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Italian Daniele Lupo and his partner Paolo Nicolai are on top of the world rankingsItalian Daniele Lupo and his partner Paolo Nicolai are on top of the world rankings

Beach Shorts is back! After last week’s amazing Beach Major Series season opening with the Fort Lauderdale Major, the column returns bringing the latest news of beach volleyball world. The week has been busy, with the World Tour four-star men's tournament in Doha, Qatar, but there’s much more.

Save a few minutes, join us and know everything you need before the weekend!

World rankings are out

The world rankings were updated after the #FTLMajor and, guess what, the medalists in Florida climbed quite a few positions on it. Second-placed Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy have reached Poland’s Piortr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak as both teams share the top of the men’s ranking, followed by USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, who won gold in Florida. In the women’s table, Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes remain on top, but Brazil’s Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Berti, who topped the podium in the #FTLMajor, are now third. Click here to see the full rankings.

Barbara and Fernanda are third in the world rankings after their victory in Fort LauderdaleBarbara and Fernanda are third in the world rankings after their victory in Fort Lauderdale

South American Tour in Brazil

The South American Tour keeps rolling and it will return to Brazil for the fifth tournament of the season this weekend with the historic city of Santa Cruz Cabrália hosting the event. The host country will field strong teams, with Guto Carvalhaes/Vitor Felipe, who had a big win on last week’s Fort Lauderdale Major, and Lili Maestrini/Josi Alves, who played the country-quota in Florida, representing the nation. Olympic champion Ricardo Santos and world champion Juliana Felisberta are also set to compete.

CSV - Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol

Prepara tu corazón para la 5ª etapa del CSVP en Santa Cruz Cabrália, Brasil! ❤❤❤ ¿Conoces Santa Cruz de Cabrália? Es un sitio histórico, fue ahí donde los portugueses pisaron por primera vez tierras...

European Tour added to the World Tour

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) reached an agreement so every stop of the European Tour will now be part of the World Tour starting next month. All CEV Satellite events will become World Tour 1-star tournaments while the CEV Masters events will be added to the World Tour at a later stage as 2-star events. These competitions will be open to international athletes.

Events as the CEV European Masters will now be part of the World Tour (Photocredit: CEV)Events as the CEV European Masters will now be part of the World Tour (Photocredit: CEV)

Social Media: Skyball

Adrian Carambula and his new partner Pasquele Gabriele lost in the first Round of qualification in Doha, but Mr. Skyball had time to launch his trademark serve, which, by the way, looked even more awesome with such an amazing background.

Beach Volleyball on Twitter

Spectacular setting and spectacular start in Qatar #skyball #KataraBeachVolley2018 https://t.co/sN93wFLIVc

In case you missed it

Barbara and Fernanda want to keep progressing after #FTLMajor victory

Summer Ross was the best scorer, best attacker and best blocker of the Fort Lauderdale Major

See you next week!

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