Russia-Brazil: Quotes
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Mikhail Likhachev, Russia coach
"I think we deserved to win today and for everything we’ve done throughout the tournament. Russia are a very solid team and I’ve got complete confidence in each and every one of the 12 players. That compactness we have in the team means we can play at a very high level for 36 minutes, as we did today against an excellent team like Brazil."

Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach
"We came up against a very strong performance from an excellent team who are very well prepared and very well coached. We were chasing after the Russians for the whole game and we were always behind, when in actual fact we had expected to be in front from the start. I have to say that Russia have become a genuine world power in beach soccer and they certainly showed that today."