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France's coach: 'It was a fantastic experience here'


France´s head coach Laurent Tillie talks during the press conference

São Paulo, Brazil, June 29, 2013 – France ended Brazil’s undefeated run at the 2013 FIVB World League with a 3-1 (29-27, 23-25, 25/22, 25-19) victory on Saturday in São Paulo´s Ibirapuera gymnasium.

“It was a fantastic experience here,” said France´s head coach Laurent Tillie. “It is the first time that we won Brazil in their home. We have a young team that is learning a lot. Today we were able to hold our control during the entire match. It was good."

French spiker Earvin Ngapeth was the match’s top scorer with 26 points. Ricardo Lucarelli led the Brazilian scoring with 21 points.

“France played very well,” said Brazil´s head coach Bernardo Rezende. “They played good technically and tactically during the entire match. We can see when a team is playing a good volleyball when they defend with efficiency. And France did that.”

“They were better them us, “ said Brazil´s captain Bruno Rezende. “Of course it is not good to loose in our home but we have a team that is being building and sometimes we oscillate a lot.”

 

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