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Girls under 18, 2003 - Press Info

Press conference

Brazil beat United States 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-22) - duration 1:09
10-Aug, start time: 10:00, end time: 11:09 - Attendance: 200
Head coach of Brazil, Moura Luizomar, stated that:

"We worked a lot on the US before the game making all necessary preparations, including the statistics and video, so we knew exactly what to expect. We had some problems in the third set but I was confident that my team would prevail at the end".

Shelton Collier, head coach of the US team, commented:

"We had a hard-worked victory over Czech Republic yesterday afternoon and Brazil beat Belarus quite easily in the morning so the energy levels of our two teams were different today. We must learn how to in matches like this and our hope is that we can qualify for a position in the final 8 and we have more opportunities to win matches at thi level".

Captain of the USA, Sarah Florian, added that:

"We expected Brazil to be very strong but we also knew we can win this kind of match if we play our best. We are disappointed with a loss but we are confident we can bounce back and do very well in our future matches".