Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino:
Though the match didn’t go as we expected, we fought to the end. We are proud of our performance.
Brazil coach Jose Robeto Guimaraes:
The game was very close and very balanced. I am impressed by the Americans’ determination. But, despite the loss, I am proud of my team.
USA captain Jennifer Tamas:
A five-setter against Brazil was really tough. But before the match we knew it would be a close match. We played really hard tonight. We will come back tomorrow and try to play the best volleyball.
USA coach Hugh McCutcheon:
It was a very difficult match. Both teams played hard. There are some great hits, some great rallies. It was very close. I'm very happy, but we understand that we have a lot to do. Brazil taught us a lot tonight.