FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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In this age category, China is stronger than Brazil, says China coach


We struggled with passing. That was the key factor for our loss, said Brazil coach Luizomar De Moura.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 29, 2013 – China proved too strong for Brazil in Saturday’s semi-final clash to fly to Sunday’s gold medal match of the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. We are very proud, said China’s super star Thing Zhu. 

China coach Jiande Xu: Brazil is the best volleyball nation in the world, but in this age category, China is stronger. I hope my team will continue its run in Sunday’s final match. 

China outside hitter Thing Zhu: We respect the Brazilians a lot. However, today we were the better team. We are very proud.

Brazil coach Luizomar De Moura: It was a nice game, congratulations to China. Today’s match was something like an anticipated final. We struggled with passing. That was the key factor for our loss. 

Brazil captain Rosamaria Montibeller: Congratulations to China. We tried hard to find a way to beat them, but they played like champions. We could not make our dream become true, but we will give everything to win the bronze medals.


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