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The beginning of the 2003 season was very special for the World Champions. In an exciting final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won the World League gold medal for the third time, beating its opponent 3-2 in Madrid. After that, the team was defeated by Venezuela in the semifinal of the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and ended up with the bronze in the competition. However, the Brazilian squad beat Venezuela by 3-0 in the South American Championship final only one month later. That year ended with Brazil conquering the last title it had not won yet: the World Cup’s, in Japan.
In 2004, Bernardinho led the Brazilian team to a fourth title of the World League. In August, the Brazilian men's team won the second Olympic gold medal of its history, which happened in Athens in 2004 (the first one was conquered in Barcelona in 1992). In the final, Brazil beat Italy 3-1.
In the 2005 season, the Olympic Champion conquered four medals. In the final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won another gold medal in the World League, beating its opponent 3-1. After that, the team became second in the America’s Cup, defeated by the United States in the final. Then in the South American Championship, Brazil conquered its 25th title, winning all matches and losing just one set. To end this great season, Bernardo Rezende’s team secured the gold medal in the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. During the year 2006, the Brazilian team won a sixth title in the World League and a second title in the World Championship.
Coach male team in Beijing 2008