FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We felt our legs and shoulders today, says Japan captain


We felt our legs and shoulders today but managed to focus on our tasks, said Japan captain Momoka Oda.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 26, 2013 –The key moment of the match came at the end of the second set when Japan came from behind to outfox the team of Peru coach Natalia Malaga. Japan eventually won 3-0. We are honoured to advance to the quarterfinals, said Japan coach Yasuhiro Fukuda.

Japan coach Yasuhiro Fukuda: I am very pleased with the result and our performance. It was important to come back strongly after our loss versus Serbia. We are honoured to advance to the quarterfinals. 

Japan captain Momoka Oda: We felt our legs and shoulders today but managed to focus on our tasks.

Peru coach Natalia Malaga Dibos: We could not handle our passing – it was the key factor today. Who knows what would have happened if we won the second set. 

Peru captain Ginna Lopez: We played well but unfortunately, we were not able to pull clear at the end of the second set. We are very frustrated. 


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