GALLANT THAILAND GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST BRAZIL

GALLANT THAILAND GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST BRAZIL

Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2019 – Formidable Brazil proved their superiority over Thailand to thrash the world No.14 in straight sets 25-19 25-17 25-21 in their second match at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League fourth week at Misashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Gabriela Braga Guimaraes chipped in with 12 points for Brazil, while Malika Kanthong led Thailand with 13 points.

Thailand captain Nootsara Tomkom: “It was a very difficult game, as Brazil has very powerful spikes and high blocks.”

Thailand coach Danai Sriwacharamaytakul: “Brazil was a very powerful team to play against, especially their serves and blocks were very good. We were not able to play our style of volleyball. Their counter-attacks were very difficult to receive.”

Brazil captain Natalia Pereira: “Although there were a few scenes in the game when we had problems, we managed to fight as a team and that definitely gave us confidence. I am very glad that we were able to win this important game.”

Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes: “Thailand has various types of combination plays and they are a very highly skilled offensive power. However, we were able to play stably and we were able to respond. I was very pleased to win and this is a very important win for us for the Final 6 round.”

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