FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Liaison between setters and middles must improve, says Japan coach


Japan captain Momoka Oda and Manami Kojima celebrate their 3-0 win over Colombia. It's Japan's second win here in Brno, Czech Republic.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 –  Even though Japan booked their second win at FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, coach Yasuhiro Fukuda still sees room for improvements. 

Japan coach Yasuhiro Fukuda: We are happy with the second victory, but I am still not completely satisfied with the liaison between setter and middle blockers. It still needs to be improved.

Japan captain Momoka Oda: We are very pleased that we were able to win again. Our performance is getting better and better. 

Colombia coach Marasciulo Mauro: We committed many mistakes today. Our passing is still not good enough. We played quite well at the net, but could not hold Japan’s pace. 

Colombia captain Andrea Estrada: We face a mental problem. We act still too hectically. If we can fix that and our passing improves, we are able to play much better. 


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