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Overall we can be proud of our performance, Zenit Kazan captain Volkov says


Zenit Kazan celebrate their bronze-medal finish at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Doha, Qatar, October 14, 2011 – Zenit Kazan captured their second FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship bronze medal with a 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Sesi Sao Paulo on Friday afternoon in Doha, Qatar.

Zenit Kazan Captain Alexander Volkov: I'm very happy with today's victory and of course the bronze medal. Unfortunately we lost yesterday, but overall we can be proud of our performance in this championship.

Zenit Kazan Coach Vladimir Alekno: I'm not satisfied with the third position, but I'm happy with today's victory so we can take home the bronze medal. After all we have beaten one the biggest teams in the world. My players played very well today and they were determined to win. By facing some of the biggest teams in the world, we have gained a lot of experience from this competition.

Sesi Sao Paulo Captain Murilo Endres: It was a great match. Unfortunately our players were a little tired. Not only physically, but also mentally because of yesterday's defeat. The first set we played very good, but the Russians came back strong in the second and third sets. Attending this championship has been a great experience for us, and we look forward to return next year.

Sesi Sao Paulo Coach Giovane Gavio: We would like to congratulate the Russians with today's victory and the bronze medal. I would also like to congratulate the organising committee with this wonderful championship. We gained a lot of experience this week and will benifit from it in the future. Yesterday's defeat had effected us negatively, but we shouldn't forget that we played against two of the best teams in the world.

For additional information on the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, click here. For more informaton on the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship, click here. For Daily Bulletins for the tournament, click here.


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