February 7, 2014, São Paulo, Brazil – Molico/Nestlé and Rexona Ades play for the gold medal at the South American Women’s Club Championship in São Paulo tomorrow. The winners clinch a ticket for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in Zürich from May 4-10.
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; the economic heart of Brazil and the former capital of the Brazilian kingdom are famous for their big rivalry in sports – not only in volleyball. This old rivalry turn over a new leaf, as Molico/Nestlé and Rexona Ades meet in the gold medal game of the South American Women’s Club Championship tomorrow. The two teams have admitted of no doubt, since they downed their opponent’s without losing a single set until now.
A look back in the history of the South American Women’s Club World Championship proves how strong these two teams are: Rexona Ades has already played twice in the gold medal game of the most prestigious South American club tournament in 2009 and 2013. The team from the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain fell to Molico/Nestlé the first time, but won the tournament in 2013 and clinched silver at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship.
Molico/Nestlé, on the other hand, won the first four holdings of the South American Women’s Club Championship (from 2009 until 2012). Furthermore, the “Paulistas” clinched the gold medal at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in 2012 as well as the silver medal last year.
In the current season, however, Rexona Ades top the standings of the Brazilian Superliga Feminina; the “Cariocas” even swept big rival Molico/Nestlé 3:0 in Rio de Janeiro. The “Paulistas” have got the opportunity to take vengeance for this bitter defeat in front of their home crowd tomorrow at 13.30 o’clock (local time); volleyball fans look forward to a thrilling clash, since there are some of the best Brazilian players in both rosters: volleyball legend Fofão, Thaisa Menezes, Gabi Guimarães, Adenízia and Camila Brait are some of the most promising names in this big clash of the two best South American teams.
The game will be broadcasted live on the official website of the Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol: http://www.voleysur.org/v1/canal1.asp