VNL 2019: Brazil (momentarily) without Renan Dal Zotto as head coach. The reason.
Already in the first week of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, it seems that the brazilian “Seleção” have a “new” head coach. As fans who watched Brazil’s matches in the 2019 Nations League already noticed, Renan Dal Zotto did not command the “Seleção” in the first two games of the competition. The reason for this is a four-game ban that was imposed on him by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). He was informed about this suspension before the first match in the 2019 Nations League against the United States, so his assistant Marcelo Fronckowiak had to take the head coach role.
Renan was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct during the tie-break against Russia in the match of the third round in the 2018 FIVB World Championship when he put another ball on the court. At the time, Brazil head coach claimed that he did it unintentionally and was instantly suspended for one game, but after analyzing the video, the FIVB concluded that Renan’s act was with intentional.
Fronckowiak will lead Brazil from the bench until the first game in Week 2.
Below the videos of the last year event: