FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Ricardo Lucarelli: "We were able to change during the game"


The Brazilian captain warned that more difficult games will come for the home side

Ricardo Lucarelli, Brazil captain: "All players helped so much for this. Argentina is an excellent team too and there will be more hard games ahead. We began the game with lot of mistakes in easy plays, but we were able to change during the game and we improved our attacks, serves and blocks."

Thiago Veloso, Brazil player: "Winning over Argentina it's always good but it's also very important in this tournament. We were aware that this was going to be like this, specially in this age-group. Argentina always represent a tough opponent and I think that simply there isn't an easy game against them."

Juan Ignacio Finoli, Argentina captain: "We knew this was going to be extremely tough, but when we won the first two sets we gained a lot of confidence. Maybe we could have closed the match in the third, but we missed it in a few details and that's where the big teams make the difference. Now we have to bounce back and win the next games to make it into the semi-finals."

Ivan Postemsky, Argentina player: "We played at a great level as we couldn't in the previous matches. I'm not happy because we lost, but we played a great tie-break, recovering from being many points down. There're many good things we can get from this game: we could handle the pressure of the crowd, attacked well and also blocked well. We did so much better than in the first game."

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