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World Grand Prix 2004 - Press Info

Press conference

Brazil beat Germany 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-16, 25-9) - duration 1:32
30-Jul, start time: 17:05, end time: 18:37 - Attendance: 700
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall

Angelina Grün (German captain):
"Today we showed we are able to play well against such a team like Brazil, but after the victory of the second set we suffered from a lack of concentration and they won."

Fernanda Venturini (Brazil captain):
"We improved very much after the defeat against Cuba, that was for us a crucial match to learn about our mistakes. Germany had many tall players and it's difficult to cope with their play, but Walewska entry into the game was very important for us because of her experience."

Hee-Wan Lee (German head coach):
"Volleyball is not traditionally very strong in Germany, Brazil viceversa is a very strong team. We need to wait for the next matches and have patience before improving and improving."

Jose Guimaraes (Brazil head coach):
"I liked very much our attitude in the match, but I also worried about the many successive points we lost in the second set, in similar rotation and way we did against Cuba on Wednesday. We cannot make errors like this. I think that the defeat against Cuba was very heavy, but also very important for us. We had some problems in digging, despite the good perfomance from Erika."