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This was an amazing victory: Bulgaria coach Abbondanza


Brazil coach José Roberto Guimaraes (left) and Bulgaria coach Marcello Abbondanza face the media on Saturday

 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, August 10, 2013 – Bulgaria coach Marcello Abbondanza was overjoyed after his team secured a stunning 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21) victory over Olympic champions Brazil in the FIVB World Grand Prix on Saturday.

Bulgaria coach Marcello Abbondanza: “I’m very happy with the way our team played today; everything went extremely well and according to plan. This was an amazing victory for us.”

Strashimira Filipova, captain of Bulgaria: “This was a great match. It’s very big to achieve a win for the first time against the Olympic champions. This helps us get more experience on the way to classification for the Finals.”

Fabiana Claudino, captain of Brazil: “Bulgaria played an excellent game; they used the fundamentals very well. Congratulations to them.”

Brazil coach José Roberto Guimaraes: “They played a great technical game and their serve gave us a lot of problems.”

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