FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We played at their level," says Venezuela's captain Pinerua


Pinerua topped the charts for Venezuela with 15 tallies

Aleksandar Atanasijevic, Serbia captain: "Three of us played the European Championship for the senior team and the team were really tired, so it was a difficult start. We knew also that Venezuela is a very good team. The most important thing is that we won our first match, which is always difficult, and now we have to improve for next matches."

Kervin Martin Pinerua Urbina, Venezuela captain: "We started really well, with just a few mistakes, and we also played well in the second set, even though we lost it. In the third one, we felt the pressure and Serbia was stronger. We managed to play at their level, from the very beginning, maybe we lacked some international experience because this is our first World Championship ever."

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