When he left the court against Cuba, in the first round of the Volleyball World Cup, Bruninho also left the starting lineup. In the following games, against Japan and Qatar, the setter saw Cachopa take his place on the court. The captain, however, was used in some moments of the match against the Asian team and maintained the leadership posture even on the bench. And, before the round of 16 against Iran, he confirmed the injury to the ring finger of his right hand, which has been causing problems in the competition.
Bruninho said that he was still injured in the League of Nations, in the Brasilia stage. Since then, he has struggled with the pain in his finger.
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Bruninho during the Volleyball World Cup – Photo: Disclosure
– Yes, the pain in this finger has been with me for some time. I dislocated my finger during the Brasilia stage in the League of Nations. In the first game of the World Cup, against Cuba, I collided with Wallace and it swelled up again. Now it’s better, but the most important thing is that the team keeps winning towards the title – he said, in an interview with the Italian website “Volleyball.it”.
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In an interview with the publication, Bruninho admitted that this should be his last World Cup. The setter avoided saying goodbye and said he was focused on the current dispute. However, he stated that the time to say goodbye is near.
– The thought is far away, but it is very likely. Little by little, we have to think that we have been on the court for many years. And that’s why I’m trying to live each game to the fullest, accepting the reality of the facts, that this moment is approaching. On and off the court, I want to be as positive as possible.
In search of its fourth world title, Brazil will face Iran in the round of 16. The selection faces the rival next Tuesday, in Gliwice, Poland. sportv2 broadcasts the match live, and the ge tracks everything in real time.