Brazil withdraws from Americas ChallengeBrazil has formally withdrawn its challenge to the United States for the final Americas berth at the 2012 World Men's Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland.
"It is with great regret that we have to withdraw from the America's Challenge. As a result of recently losing our team coach, the team feels they are not playing well enough to constitute a proper and fit challenge to Team USA for the last remaining place at the 2012 World Men's Championship," according to the Brazilian Ice Sports Federation. All five Brazilian nationals - Luis Silva, Celso Kossaka, Marcelo Mello, Cesar Santos and Filipe Nunes - are currently training in Quebec, Canada, at the Lennoxville Curling Club.
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