Bronze with youngest team is great achievement - Cuba coach Vives

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Cuba overwhelmed a disappointed Brazil 4-1 here Friday for the bronze medal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, fielding a young team full of potential. This is the post-game reaction from the two sides:

Brazil, coach Giovane Gavio: "We didn’t play well. Cuba were better than us. They played very well, especially the high balls. We tried to serve well, but we didn't succeed, because Cuba were excellent. It was a difficult match for us."

Brazil captain, Fernando Kreling: "The match was very difficult, because Cuba were very hard. It was all the more difficult after we lost the first three sets. One of the factors that let us down was that we didn't train enough before the competition, and we were not in our best mood."

Cuba coach, Nicolas Vives: "The match was great. Brazil are a good team and we performed better than we did yesterday against Argentina. To win the bronze medal is a great achievement because our team is the youngest in this championship."

Cuba captain, Adrian Goide: "We have lost to Brazil before, so we tried to do better this time. We are happy to win the bronze medal although we had hoped to win the championship."

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