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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Brazil beat Thailand 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-19) - duration 1:15
03-Sep, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:15 - Attendance: 2,420
Unstoppable Brazilians too big for Thailand
Thailand started with much self-confidence into the match against Brazil in Pool D of the Women's World Championship. However, by losing concentration and coordination, the Thai team did not manage to keep up with the tall and passionate South Americans (3-0).
Thailand's powerful attacks, especially scored by Patcharee Sangmuang, gave the Thai team to take the lead at 7-2. After laying behind 15-20, Brazil tried hard to come back and was able to take the lead at 23-22. Suddenly highly-motivated, the South Americans took the set with 25-22.
Playing without much co-ordination, Thailand quickly lay behind 2-8. Brazil gratefully took this present and maintained the lead until 11-4. The Thai team couldn't keep up with the Brazilians and lost the set 13-25.
After their first time out at 0-4, Thailand managed to follow Brazil till 8-8. Tt was not enough, because Brazil continued the powerplay and won the last set the team played in Leipzig 25-19.
Brazil is sure to be second in this pool, while Thailand has to go home after the first round.
Brazilian Sheilla Castro, who replaced Luciana Nascimento in the first set, was the best scorer with 16 points.