FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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First match is always the most difficult


Chile and Japan opened the actions of Boys' U19 World Championship at Mexicali State Auditorium.


MEXICALI, Mexico, June 27, 2013 — The first match in a world championship is always difficult, agreed Japanese and Chilean captains Tsubasa Hisahara and Dusan Bonacic.

“We felt very excited about playing our first world championship match, but at the same time had to keep focused to close with this victory,” Bonacic mentioned after the match played at Mexicali State Auditorium.

“Today we didn’t execute our plays and things didn’t work for us,” said Japan’s Hisahara. 

“Unfortunately we did not have a good reception and that affected us, I had only seen Chile playing previously on video. It's a very good team” stated Hiroshi Honda, head coach of Japan.

“Our previous international experience was in South American competitions only, but today we worked in a good service and had an excellent job by Dusan with more than 20 points,” Argentinean coach Daniel Nejamkin said about the Chilean team.



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