Piana, Corsica – July 26, 2018 – A long tradition of Footvolley has translated into an array of talent out of the picturesque island of Corsica. Europe’s best Antoine Ottaviani / Lucien Alessandri are joined by current champions Agnu Plasenzotti / Dume Susini to lead the local support against usual favorites, Brazilians, represented by Luciano Almeida / Laerte Neto.
The Corsican squads are in the forefront of Groups A and B, which also include European powerhouses Portugal and Spain, represented by Miguel Pinheiro / Nelson Pereira and Pablo Carcelen / Carlos Delgado, respectively. Norwegians, Alex Karlsen / Emil Lindstrom (Group A) and Italians, Simone Sinopia / Aldair Santos (Group B) are looking to make a statement and promise to deliver surprising upsets.
Paraguayans, Velo Melgarejo / Jesus Del Valle, lead a challenging Group D and fans should expect close encounters against the Dutch squad, Jesse Van Oord / Antonio Aurino and Jacob Domke / Roman Uhr (GER). The Brazilians shall bring their A-game against the very technical Israeli squad, Maor Haas / Pascal Schmidt and the Austrian brothers, Klemens Wellenhof / Jakob Wellenhof.
The Qwant Footvolley Cup plays host to 20 squads from 14 nations and encompasses a two-event series in the Island of Corsica starting this weekend at Plage d’Arone in Piana. The following stop takes place in Corsica’s capital, Ajaccio starting August 1st.
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