2019-03-29 13:11:00 CET

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This week in the sands of the world

The past week hasn’t been as explosive as the last when a host of Brazilian teams decided to mix things up (again) just three months before the start of the World Championships in Hamburg. What’s happening this week? Well read on and you’ll find out!

Álvaro & Ricardo eye Brazilian title

Last week Alison Cerutti and André Loyola announced their split that typically sent those dominoes tumbling around the beach volleyball world, especially in Brazil. New tandems were subsequently formed with Alison picking Álvaro Filho and André teaming up with fellow young gun George Wanderely.

Etapa de João Pessoa será especial , junto com @alvarofilhovolei estaremos fazendo nossa última participação como time antes dele assumir um novo projeto olímpico com o @alisonmamute . Estou muito feliz de poder competir em João Pessoa e onde poderemos nos tornar campeões da temporada e tornar ainda mais especial a conquista. Let's go Alvaro Filho ....🏆 #cbviews #jampa #fivb #volei #voleibol #esporte #sport #sports #beachvolley #beachvolleyball #volleyball #volley #voleidepraia #joaopessoa #campeao #champion #champions #pallavolo #timebrasil

1,591 Likes, 65 Comments - Ricardo Santos (@ricardobeach1) on Instagram: "Etapa de João Pessoa será especial , junto com @alvarofilhovolei estaremos fazendo nossa última..."

HOWEVER… this week the next tour stop on the Brazilian national tour takes place in João Pessoa, and with their sights still on collecting the overall national title, Álvaro and former partner Ricardo (you might have heard of him) will be in action again in their bid to rule Brazil.

The event will see André and George make their debut as a team while Alison will partner Oscar Guimaraes to get some match practice.

Wham bam, thank you Battambang

Yes, before you ask, we will be using the same play on words when this tournament rolls around next week. World Tour fans will have to wait a little longer to see international action when a women’s only event kicks off in Cambodia on April 4.

The one-star competition has already attracted a field of 23 teams, including 17-year-old twins Nicole and Audrey Nourse of the United States, who finished fifth in a one-star in Cambodia three weeks ago, as well as Anika Krebs and Leonie Welsch of Germany.

Finished with a 5th place in the India FIVB 1⭐️. Not the finish we had hoped for, but we are grateful for the experience.

1,555 Likes, 12 Comments - Audrey and Nicole Nourse (@beachvolleyballtwins) on Instagram: "Finished with a 5th place in the India FIVB 1⭐️. Not the finish we had hoped for, but we are..."

Haiyang to host Olympic qualifier

There’s a new incentive for athletes to qualify – or at least earn their nation – a spot at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo when the FIVB’s official Qualification Tournament takes place between September 18-22.

This week, the Chinese coastal city of Haiyang will host the event, meaning China will receive one berth in both genders.

In total 16 teams will qualify to take part in the event, with the 15 other places determined by the World Rankings on July 16.  Only one team per nation will be permitted to enter the tournament, chosen of course, by that national federation.

Social media

Keeping with the Brazilian team theme, here’s a video of a pretty cool rally involving Álvaro Filho and Ricardo with Italians Marco Caminati and Alex Ranghieri during the four-star event in Doha a couple of weeks ago. We always like to see a good bit of jousting in there!

Quando la palla non vuole cadere Vs @ricardobeach1 e @alvarofilhovolei 🤹🏼‍♂️🇧🇷 #beachvolleyball #beachvolley #beach #love #video #italiateam #beabeacher #2

118 Likes, 1 Comments - Marco Caminati (@marcocaminati92) on Instagram: "Quando la palla non vuole cadere Vs @ricardobeach1 e @alvarofilhovolei 🤹🏼‍♂️🇧🇷 #beachvolleyball..."


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