FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Italy’s head coach Luca Pieragnoli says his team played below standard


Italy and Peru during the post-match press conference.

 Barbara Briceno Rababal, player of Peru (replacing injured captain Angela Leyva): “We are very happy that we won the match. We try to do our best in every game.”

Natalia Milaga Dibas, head coach of Peru: “I’m very happy with the result. This is a very hard match for our team. We must do much better than this because we next have to play tougher games. In the second set, Italy served well, but we also made good returns. We also had good blocks against their attacks.”

Ofelia Malinov, team captain of Italy: “We are very sad today as we could not play our best. It’s a pity we could not close the match despite the fact that we had a chance. Congratulations on Peru’s victory.


Luca Pieragnoli, head coach of Italy:  “Against them, I think my team played hard. We always lost concentration to win points. We showed our nervousness and our team also played below their standard. I congratulate Peru on their good form.”


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