Cairo , Egypt, August 23, 2017- Brazil overcame Japan in straight sets to end the preliminary round of in FIVB Men's U23 World Championship undefeated. This is the reaction from the two sides:
Brazil coach, Giovane Gavio
"I am very happy today with the performance of my players. Reception was very good and service also was very efficient. We put Japan under pressure and we also did good work in blocking. The semifinal will be a great match, whoever the opponent. We are not afraid of any team."
Brazil captain, Fernando Kreling:
"We try to play our best every time and get best result although we had difficult matches. For the semifinals match, we didn't know which team we will compete against but we're not afraid of anybody and we are ready."
Japan coach Fumitohi Tokunaga:
"We lost to Brazil because they had power and speed. Concerning our position in the group we had nothing to do but we must wait and see what happens between Egypt and Poland."
Japan captain Masaki Oya:
"We couldn't do anything against Brazil - they are a very strong team. Now we must switch our minds to the next game."