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WL: “We did everything possible to qualify” – Bernardinho

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Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende stressed how important it was that his side qualify for the FIVB Volleyball World League Finals during the press conference after his side beat Italy 3-1 (25-27, 25-18, 25-17, 25-16) on Sunday.



Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende: We wanted to reach the final six and we did everything possible to do this. The next phase will certainly be very difficult with strong teams like Russia, USA. and the same Italy. We will need to prepare ourselves very well for the next appointment.

Italian coach Mauro Berruto: My team made one step forward respect to the previous match in Bologna but this was not enough. It was a very nervous game, and the Brazilian team, in a growing phase, played better and deserved to win.

Brazil captain Bruno Mossa Rezende: It is always difficult to play against a strong team like Italy, for us it was a test for what will be expecting us in the next week of the Final Six. I am proud of my team. It will be a very difficult second phase with all strong teams like Italy, Iran and Russia. We need to improve still more our play in order to arrive well to the Finals.

Italian captain Emanuele Birarelli: We are not happy,we lost concentration and weren’t able to win the first set that may have changed the result of the match. Brazil faced this last appointment more determined.


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