FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

It was an incredible gold medal match, says Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti


"Both teams played on the highest level, showing the 2,000 fans an outstanding duel", says Vakifbank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti.

Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – European champions Vakifbank Istanbul captured their first FIVB Women's Club World Championship by defeating Unilever Volei from Brazil in straight sets (25-23, 27-25, 25-16) in front of 2,000 fans at Saalsporthalle in Zurich on Sunday.

 

Vakifbank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti: “It was an incredible volleyball match. Both teams played on the highest level, showing the 2,000 fans an outstanding duel. We played extremely well in block-defense. I am proud of my players. Once again, they showed their passion and fighting spirit. It is an amazing feeling.” 

 

Vakifbank Istanbul captain Kirdar Sonsirma Gözde: “I’m so proud of my team. Unilever Volei are a really strong team and they played well today, but we did an amazing job as a team. Our attack and our reception weren’t good at all in the beginning. However, we came back strongly. We are never afraid. I cannot explain our domination in Turkey, the Champions League and here at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship. I think that the word “family” describes us the best.”

 

Vakifbank Istanbul setter Naz Aydemir: “Our staff did an excellent job with a perfect game plan. We won the title with a fantastic block-defense game. In difficult situations, I can always count on Jovana Brakocevic. She is an outstanding player. Furthermore, the transfer of Carolina Costagrande helped us a lot to stabilize our passing.”

 

Unilever Volei coach Bernardo Rocha de Rezende: “We played really well the first two sets and had some good opportunities, which we didn’t grasp. In the third set, our performance wasn’t as good as before. We committed too many errors and had to pay a high price against a very strong team from Vakifbank Istanbul. Considering the short preparation and the hard program of some of my players, our performance was pretty good. As we played two good sets today, I’m sure there’s a lot of potential in my team. However, the Brazilian season will be hard as there are good teams. We want to come back in May.”

 

Unilever Volei captain Fofão: “Vakifbank is an extremely well-organised team. We played two good first sets. We had a big opportunity in the first set, but couldn’t grasp on it even with better blocks. We played on the same level as our opponents. Nevertheless, our errors made the difference today.”

 

2013 Women’s Club World Championship Tournament page
2013 Women’s Club World Championship Schedule

 

Facebook: FIVB - International Volleyball Federation
Twitter:
#FIVBVolleyball, #FIVBWomensCWC
YouTube:
FIVB Video

 


Download highresolution

 Language(s)
   English

| More

More press releases

   
13.10.2013 20:13:49
Istanbul fly to first Women’s Club World Champs title
Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – European champions Vakifbank Istanbul captured their first FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship by ... More...
13.10.2013 18:51:46
Vakifbank Istanbul clinch first Women’s Club World Champs title
Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – European champions Vakifbank Istanbul captured their first FIVB Women's Club World Championship by defeating U... More...
13.10.2013 16:49:20
Our comeback in the second set was game-changing, says Guangdong Evergrande captain Ruoqi Hui
Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – Asian champions Guangdong Evergrande celebrated a hard-earned 3:1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21) win over host V... More...
13.10.2013 16:18:41
Guangdong beat Zurich 3-1 to claim Women’s Club World Champs bronze
Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – China clinched the bronze medal in the 2013 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Finals on Sunday after a toug... More...
13.10.2013 09:54:41
Laura Unternaehrer’s passion for volleyball is her motivation
Zurich, Switzerland, October 13, 2013 – Laura Unternaehrer is one of the youngsters at the 2013 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in Zurich, Switze... More...
12.10.2013 20:51:47
Vakifbank Istanbul and Unilever Volei move to gold medal match at Women’s Club World Champs
Zurich, Switzerland, October 12, 2013 – Vakifbank Istanbul from Europe and Unilever Volei from South America proved too strong for their opponents in ... More...
12.10.2013 20:19:53
The first set was fundamental for our victory, says Unilever captain Fofão
Zurich, Switzerland, October 12, 2013 – The South American champions from Unilever Volei proved too strong for host Volero Zurich in Saturday's second... More...
12.10.2013 19:41:40
Unilever Volei book second final ticket in Women's Club World Champs
Zurich, Switzerland, October 12, 2013 – Unilever Volei secured the second final ticket by sweeping host Volero Zurich in straight sets 25-23, 25-20, 2... More...
12.10.2013 17:08:51
I am proud of my team, says Istanbul captain Gözde
Zurich, Switzerland, October 12, 2013 – European champions Vakifbank Istanbul booked their ticket for Sunday’s gold medal match at 2013 FIVB Women’s C... More...
12.10.2013 16:45:47
Vakifbank Istanbul clinch finals spot in Women's Club World Championship
Zurich, Switzerland, October 12, 2013 – Vakifbank Istanbul claimed their 51th consecutive win by sweeping China’s Guangdong Evergrande in Saturday’s f... More...