Natalia dedicates MVP award to all team members


Natalia Pereira won back-to-back MVP awards in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

Nanjing, China, August 6, 2017 – Brazil captain Natalia Pereira had a solid performance that led her to bag the Most Valuable Player award but the outside hitter said that all the team members deserved it after they won the tie-breaker against Italy in the gold medal match of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals on Sunday.

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Brazil captain Natalia Pereira:
Our team played very well. I will not be able to win this MVP award without my team-mates. I dedicate this to all the team members. I also want to thank my coach for this great victory.

Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes:
Italy fought very well in this match and they never gave up. I am very proud of my team. We showed great passion in the third set, when Italy had a 20-15 lead. That was the turning point of the match.

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Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: Congratulations to Team Brazil. They did a very good job in the Final Six. We have learned a lot from this tournament and we will do better in the future.

Italy captain Cristina Chirichella: Brazil very well tonight, but we never gave up. We had the chance to win but we lost a few crucial points. We still have a lot to improve on.


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