FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We had to win before the more difficult matches," says France coach


Venezuela coach Roberto Garcia and captain Emerson Rodriguez speaking with press after the match against France

France Coach Stephane Faure

This match was very important for us because it is the first game and we had to win. We want to qualify to the finals. We didn’t know Venezuela's tactics . We played well and had a good start. We are in tough group. All teams are really strong but we believe that we have a chance against all of them. 

France captain Trevor Clevenot

To win the game 3-0 against Venezuela is important for us and by beating them we had a good start. Every game is important to us. We have to think of the other pool matches.

Venezuela Coach Roberto Garcia

I want to congratulate France. I think we played well but we had many mistakes. Our attack was very bad. After tomorrow I believe that we will get better. 

Venezuela Captain Emerson Rodriguez

This was our first match we couldn’t have enough preparation matches. I feel good about the game but we will be better in the next match.

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