Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Great improvement from Argentina

Argentina coach Javier Webber congratulates Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende

Argentina captain Rodrigo Quiroga:  We improved our performance from the Intercontinental Round.  We played a great match against the best team in the world.  We can look forward with our heads held very high.

 

Brazil captain Giba:  It was a very hard match. There's no doubt that both teams had the chance of winning this match. Argentina were very good at blocking and defending, the last discipline being a great Argentine weapon.

 

Argentina coach Javier Weber:  Argentina did a great job. We played great Volleyball and our goal was to maintain the same playing rhythm during two hours, something we could not achieve during the Intercontinental Round as we had some very good sets and afterwards we fell spectacularly. We played with our heads very high and we are already thinking about Friday’s match against Serbia.

 

Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende: I congratulate Argentina. They played a great match, they studied us very well.  They put pressure on us at some crucial moments when we played very badly.  We are not happy because our way of playing was not a good one and we know we have to improve so that we do not make the same mistakes. We have to think to tomorrow’s match against Serbia as there are only 21 hours between both matches.

 

Mixed Zone:

 

Argentina player Gustavo Scholtis: We needed to win but we know that we played at a great level. We do not feel bitter.

  

Brazil setter Bruno Rezende: Argentina were huge. They played better than we did at several moments of the match and I enjoyed a lot their way of playing.

  

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