It was a great battle - Brazil coach Wagner Coppini


Ankara, Turkey, August 19, 2015. Brazil claimed the gold title for the 2015 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship winning the hosts Turkey 3-1 after a spectacular final match (25–21, 21–25, 25–19, 25-22). Read more for match quotes from coaches and captains.

Brazil coach Wagner Coppini: We respect the Turkish team; they have a great coach and team. It was a great battle because we played the real Brazil today unlike our first encouter versus the hosts. I’m proud of my players and their true team spirit. 

Brazil best setter Juma Silva: This was a very challenging tournament; I can’t believe we won the gold medal and are champions. I am absolutely thrilled to have won the best setter and MVP award for this tournament. 

Turkey coach Ferhat Akbaş: I want to congratulate all my players for their performance during whole championship. We finished second and earned an important success. We could have won the championship but there is also chance factor in our sport. But my team fought till the end. Congratulations to them again.

Turkey captain Ezgi Dağdelenler: It was a great tournament for us, we played great matches. Our nerves kicked in today in front of our own spectators


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