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Brazilian 14+1 men preparing for Rio 2016

Brazilian 14+1 men preparing for Rio 2016

Jordi Ribera, the Spanish coach of the Brazilian men’s national handball team announced his 14+1 players for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The team is basically the same as the team of the Pan American Championship, but one of the biggest names of the team, Felipe Borges will have to miss the Olympics due to injury suffered recently. The Pan American tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina ended just a few weeks ago, Brazil coming out as the winner, defeating biggest continental rivals Argentina in the semifinal and Chile in the final. The Brazilian men will travel to Denmark next week to prepare for the big competition, playing preparation matches with the Danish men’s team.

The Brazilian 14+1 players for Rio 2016:
César Almeida (goalkeeper)
Maik Santos (goalkeeper)
Haniel Langaro (left back)
José Guilherme de Toledo (right back)
Leonardo Santos (left back)
Oswaldo Guimarães (right back)
Thiagus Petrus dos Santos (left back)
Diogo Hubner (playmaker)
Henrique Teixeira (playmaker)
João Pedro Francisco da Silva (playmaker)
André Martins Soares (left wing)
Fábio Chiuffa (right wing)
Lucas Cândido (right wing)
Alexandro Pozzer (pivot)
Reserve:
Vinícius Teixeira (pivot)
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