The Carioca returns to take the reins of the Verdeamarela after 22 years
Marco Octavio has been officially appointed as the new coach of the Brazil national beach soccer team.
“I am coming back to the Brazilian national team with great joy, and I’m feeling more than ready for the challenge. Brazil is one of the most important teams in global beach soccer and we will work hard to make that clear on the sand. Our fans are supporting us to go back to the top”, he said.
The Carioca coach returns to the Seleção after 22 years. Between 1996 and 2000, Marco Octavio claimed five World Championships as a part of the technical staff of the Verdeamarela.
After that, the experienced coach steered the Portuguese national team, before joining Iran and begin the golden era of the Persian beach soccer, including various Asian and Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup titles, and impressive results in three different FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups (2007, 2013 and 2015).
It won’t be long before we see Marco Octavio in action at the head the Brazilian selection, as in just one month, the Verdeamarela will defend their South American crown at the Liga Sudamericana (7-8 May in Ecuador) and the Copa America (21-29 May in Paraguay).