Take a close look at these inspirational volleyball quotes from the famous volleyball players.
When you fight in the match, you fight to win. I fight you, but when the match is over I come and kiss you and bring my arms to you. But in the match I fight with you to win and everyone knows this. --Giba, Brazil Men's National Team
There is one way, that's it. Accept you and believe in you. --Giba talks about coach Rezende and the Men's National Team of Brazil
"We work very hard and it is another proof that if we work hard we would win more than you lose." --Avital Selinger, Netherlands, ex- player Men's National Team, the coach of Netherlands Women National Team
"I was really disappointed, I feel that we could have played against Brazil, but this is sport. This is one of the beautiful things about sport. If you know the result before you play the match, no-one will watch it." -- Plamen Konstantinov, Bulgaria Men's National Team, after a tough loss.
"It is something really unexpected. If we didn't come here with the mentality of making it to the third round, imagine what it is like to be top scorer. I tried to help my team, but I have always said if that means scoring a lot of points then that is what I try to do." --Hector Soto, Puerto Rico Men's National Team after selected to the top scorer in World Championships 2006
"We are getting a lot of support from back home," says Jose Rivera. "They are really proud of us. We get emails all the time and it is in the newspaper every day. Volleyball is a pretty big sport in Puerto Rico. It is a really small island and it is one of the top sports, so we are getting a lot of publicity. --Jose Rivera, Puerto Rico Men's National Team
"If someone in the team has problems, the other teammates have to make up for his bad day. It is part of every team sport, not just volleyball." --Matey Kaziyski Bulgaria Men's National Team
"We came here to meet and play volleyball to show the world that we are one body and we can create friendship between all the youth all over the World through the sport. We sent a message through this match that we have not to think of politics as we are in the sports field." --USA Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon after a World Championship match against Iran
"I believe that as long as you want to do it, and your heart is willing to put forth the effort, anything is possible. A lot of people told me I would never be a good volleyball player or high jumper because I never specialized. But I always knew that I could, believed I could, so I didn't listen to what they said. I just followed my heart and did it." --Tayyiba Haneef, USA Women National Team