Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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 Match info | Press Conference
Good blocking made the difference to Russia

Otavio Henrique Rodrigues Pino, Captain of Brazil: “The fact it was our first match of this Championship obviously influenced our way of playing”.

Ivan Nikishin, Captain of Russia: “We knew this match could have been really difficult therefore we prepared a lot for it. There are still some aspects we have to work on but we are satisfied”.

Percy Oncken, Coach of Brazil: “First of all congratulations to the Russian team as they played really well. They were extremely good at blocking and this caused us many problems during the match. We expected the match to be very difficult as we had already played against Russia three times and we had always lost”.

Sergej Shlyapnikov, Coach of Russia: “Thanks for the congratulations. Russia and Brazil always play high-level matches. We prepared especially for this match. As my colleague said, we had already played against Brazil, they are definitely improving thanks to their head-coach and actually it was very difficult to face them at some point”.

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