FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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The experience of Dante a key factor for the Panthers




Betim, Brazil, October 16, 2013 – The experience of a veteran player like Brazilian Dante Amaral helped Panasonic Panthers to capture the victory in a well fought match over Kal-Kalleh, according Behrouz Ataei, coach of the defeated side.

Kenji Shirasawa, captain of Panasonic Panthers: It was a difficult opponent and a tough match. After losing to the team of Argentina we were hoping for a victory today. So I am very happy to win against the Asian champions.

Alireza Nadi, captain of Kal-Kalleh: Our players don’t have the experience and we made too many mistakes in the third set that cost the match. It was a difficult match.

Masashi Numbo, coach of Panasonic Panthers: Even though they (Kal Kalleh) say they don’t have the experience I am quite impressed with their ability and their physical skills. We are very happy with the victory and taking the tournament as a learning experience.

Behrouz Ataei, coach of Kal-Kalleh: It was a nice game. As my captain mentioned our level of experience is very low and led us to lose the match. The other factor is the experience of a player like Dante (Amaral) with Panasonic. His experience proved to be a factor today.

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