FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We committed a lot of mistake against Brazil," says Japan coach


Brazil coach Mauricio Thomas and Captain Drussyla Costa celebrate in front of the media

Brazil coach Mauricio Thomas:

"My team started the match very well but in the first set our team has pressure but the after, we could control all game. In the second set we played what we had trained for. My players were very concentrating and the next match we will try our best in every match to be the world champions.

Brazil Cap Drussyla Costa:

"We played a highly motivated team and we had to work hard to against Japan. And today we think Japan played very well but our team was better and we had confidence so that why we won Japan today and we will seek in next match for better results to our destination world youth championship.

Minori Wada, Libero of Japan

“We are very sad with result today. I think our team didn't play well.  We committed a lot mistakes today although we were rather exhausted playing in the pool matches before and congratulation with Brazil.”

Ichiro Hanzawa, head coach of Japan

“Today we play by spirit and all player make a good job. We were a little bit nervous at the beginning. Fortunately, there were a lot unforced errors we made. That’s why we lost the match. And we ever met Brazil before Brazil is a strong team we hard to won them congratulation for semi-final Brazil.


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