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Women's World Cup 2003 - Press Conference

Press conference

Brazil beat Japan 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:27
13-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:27 - Attendance: 9,600
GUIMARAES Jose (Brazilian head coach)
It was a difficult match against Japan. As the Japanese team play consistently with high techniques, we always have to do our best. We scored points with effective serving. RAQUEL led her team to the good result. In the third set, she got some points with serving, and made it possible for us reverse the score.

RAQUEL (Brazilian player)
It was a tough game. It was important for us to be persistent and damage Japanese team's defense little by little. Defeating the Japanese team was the first step for us to get a ticket to Athens, and I am satisfied with the result.

YANAGIMOTO Shoichi (Japanese head coach)
We were able to show our power but failed to make a game in our way due to a lot of errors. In the third set we lost chance in crucial times. A higher ranked team like the Brazilian team would have took them successfully.

YOSHIHARA Tomoko (Japanese captain)
The Brazilian team is strong and higher-ranked than us, however, I did not feel that they did show their power as usual. We made many errors and failed to make our rhythm. We continuously made errors in the crucial situations.

TAKAHASHI Miyuki (Japanese player)
The Brazilian team seemed not to be so strong as I had expected. We made many errors in serving, attacking and receiving , lost the match in a self-destructive way.