FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"My players were nervous in the first set" - Mauricio Thomas (Brazil)


Brazil coach Mauricio Thomas and captain Drussyl Costa express their delight at winning the first match of the Championship

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 26, 2013 – Despite a sluggish start to their bid for the U18 World Championship title, Brazil managed to pull off their first win against the Dominican Republic in their first match on Friday.

Brazil coach Mauricio Thomas:
"My team started the match very nervous in the first set so, we lost against the spirited Dominican players. From the second set we played what we had trained for. My players were very concentrating and it was normal that we could come back.

Brazil Cap Drussyla Costa:
"We played a highly motivated team and we had to work hard to beat them. The most important thing is to finish the match like you start it and this was not done by our opponent

Dominican Republic coach Roberto Wagner
 “Brazil performed very well in the first set. In the next match, we have to do better than today because there are many matches left.”

Dominican Captain Elizabeth Martinez
 “We played hard in the beginning of the game, but at the end of the game we didn’t pay enough attention. This is a reason why we lost today. I think we’ll be able to go to the final round, if we try our best.”


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