Ankara, Turkey, August 18, 2015. An emotionally tense match took place between Dominican Republic and Brazil on Tuesday at the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship, where Brazil defeated Dominican Republic 3-2 (19-25, 25–21, 15–25, 25-22, 15-9) during tie-break booking a place in the finals. Read more for match quotes from coaches and captains.
Brazil coach Wagner Coppini: It was a very difficult match and the victory of this match was that my team played with all their hearts, team spirit is the answer for today’s victory.
Brazil captain Rosamaria Montibeller: It was a very emotional match today and very challenging. We played with our hearts.
Dominican Republic coach Wagner Pacheco: We did our best as a team but it was not enough to reach the final. Brazil also performed well. All four teams in the semifinal are very strong. It will be again a very difficult game in the third place game. We will try to win it.
Dominican Republic player Jineiry Fernandez: We are very sorry to because of this defeat. We believed that we could have won but we couldn’t manage.