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"We came here to win each match," says Brazil coach


Brazil's coach Leonardo Carvalho and captain Thiago Veloso after winning match against Venezuela

Brazil coach Leonardo Carvalho:

“First of all, I would like to say congratulations to Venezuela. For the first time we have three South American teams in the Juniors World Championship. Venezuelans tried to play hard every time. They never gave up and we tried to keep our focus on the team to play better. Now, we will start to the new competition. We will play very hard in each match. USA always has an excellent team. They have a lot of traditions. We respect them so much. We came here to win each match. So we will stay on the court. I can guarantee that it will be a nice match.”

Brazil team captain Thiago Veloso:

“I think it was a good match. We are happy. I think we played in our style. Now, we have to concentrate on our next matches. We will focus on USA then the other matches.”

Venezuela coach Roberto Garcia:

“First of all congratulations to the Brazilian team. We were up and down in three sets. After tomorrow, we will play against Rwanda, Estonia and Morocco. We have a chance to win 3 matches.”

Venezuela captain Emerson Rodriguez:

“Congratulations to Brazil. They played well. Tomorrow will get ready for the other matches. We will play with all we have and do our best.” 


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