FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Brazil coach Guimaraes says team has to persevere


Brazil Team won two close sets before defeating USA 3-0 on Tuesday at Nagoya

Nagoya, Japan, November, 12, 2013 - Brazilian coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes was not completely satisfied with the performance of his side against United States but also said they only had 15 days to prepare before coming to Japan for the FIVB Women's World Grand Champions Cup.

Brazil coach - Jose Guimaraes: We are happy about the result. We had our ups and downs. We lost eight counterattacks in the second set which made it difficult for us. We practiced less than 15 days before coming here. We have to keep going.

USA coach - Karch Kiraly: I don't think either team played the way they want to. We are not in midseason form. Hopefully we can get better before the next match in 24 hours. We must improve in all parts of our game. Our goal is to someday have the U.S. win the gold at the Olympics, World Championships or World Cup. My job is to help facilitate this.

Brazil captain - Faibana Claudino: It was a good game. The first and second sets were very tight. The third set we played much better. 

Brazil player - Natalia Pereira: The first two sets were tight at 26-24. Our pace was much better in the third set. 

Brazil player - Fabiana Oliveira: The first two sets were tight. It was not an easy match. It's a good start for us. We always seem to have tight games with the U.S. We want to take the title back home.

USA captain - Kristin Hildebrand: This was a disappointing start for our team. Brazil is a great team and they showed it. We had chances to win both the first and second sets and didn't do it.


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