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USA targeting rematch against Brazil in the final, says coach McCutcheon

Both coaches praised high level of play in Brazil vs USA match

Macau, China, August 26, 2011 - Brazil vs USA press conference

USA captain Jennifer Tamas: “I think we both played a good match, both sides put up a good fight. It’s tough to lose to any team but we're going to be ready for a battle in tomorrow’s semi-final, whoever the opponent will be. ”

Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino: “We weren’t 100 per cent focused at the beginning and made some mistakes, but we overcame the issues by improving our attack and spikes which gave us the win. We hope to play better in the next match.”

USA coach Hugh McCutcheon: “I’m happy with the way we played today though not with the result. I think for both teams the match wasn’t for anything except for the moment of the competition, but I think it’s important for the sport, especially for my team, that we came out and played hard. We wanted to win and did everything we could, but we couldn’t turn a couple of plays at the right time. And I think the Brazil team played with the same energy and emotion. I’m very proud of our effort. We made some improvements today that will help us in the upcoming matches, and I hope the two teams can play in the final.”

Brazil coach José Roberto Guimarães: “We saw a very good level of volleyball this afternoon. I'm very happy with the result, and I'm even happier that both teams played well. Natalia Pereira returned to the team, which is very important to us in the future matches. It’s always difficult to play against USA, they play consistent volleyball.”


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