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This match should be the final of this World Championship, says Brazil’s head coach


Brazil's head coach Mauricio Thomas praises Italy during his interview with journalists

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 1, 2013 – Brazil’s head coach Mauricio Thomas praised Italy for their great performance against them. Following are quotes of head coaches and team captains of Brazil and Italy.

Mauricio Thomas,  head coach of Brazil: “It’s very tough. I think this match should be the final of this World Championship. Italy are one of the strongest teams of the championship. I just boosted my girls’ confidence and spirit to play this match against such a formidable team. We next play Japan and I think we have to work hard in an effort of beating them.”

Drussyla Costa, team captain of Brazil: “I should be very happy. It’s a dream of my team and a way to go for the gold medal.”

Luca Pieragnoli, head coach of Italy: “We played well upon our level especially our spikes. It’s a pity our reception was far from impressive in the fifth set. Serves and attacking did not go as expected.”

   
Ofelia Malinov, team captain of Italy: “We missed a little good things we did in the first set. I have never thought before that this match will end with this result. I’m disappointed we can’t make it to the quarter-finals.”
 
 

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