We needed to stay focused – Brazil captain Drussyla


Captain Drussyla shares her smile with a ball girl after Brazil's 4-0 win over Thailand

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 16, 2017 – Brazil powered past Thailand 4-0 (18-16, 16-14,15-10, 15-7) in the play off 5 to 8 positions of the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship in Ljubljana to challenge Cuba for the fifth place here on Sunday. It was important for the Brazilians to regain confidence after their losses versus Cuba and Bulgaria, said Brazil coach Wagner Coppini after the match.

Brazil coach Wagner Coppini: “It was very important for us to quickly recover from the losses against Bulgaria and Cuba. I am happy my players regained confidence tonight. Now, we have to reorganize our strategy for tomorrow’s match against Cuba. We watched them today and need to find something different to beat them.”

Brazil captain Drussyla: “Playing Asian teams is always a challenge for us. We worked hard to keep our concentration on the highest level throughout the match. In the duel with Cuba we will have the chance to correct our mistakes and show a better performance.”

Thailand coach Chamnan Dokmai:
“We had a very tough match yesterday against the Dominican Republic and my girls haven’t recovered yet. We used all our guns yesterday and we could not keep the pace today."

Thailand captain Tichaya Boonlert: “The match today was totally different than yesterday's. We performed very well against the Dominican Republic. We could not take advantage of Brazil’s fragility in the first two sets.”

All matches in Ljubljana are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

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