Kenia Carcaces (R) led Cuba with 34 points in the sensational victory over Italy
Cuba coach Juan Carlos Gala:
"We knew the match would be tough. Italy and Brazil have been playing the best (Volleyball) in the second round. Our blocking worked well for us tonight. We are happy with the victory. It was tough but we came through in the end."
Cuba captain Yusidey Silie:
"We were looking for the victory. We had a lot of confidence and desire to win the match. Teamwork led us to victory. It was a beautiful experience for us because the Italian players are all very experienced."
Italy coach Massimo Barbolini:
"Cuba were able to win a very good match. Two hours of excellent Volleyball tonight. They deserved to win. We had a problem with our blocks and serves."
Italy captain Eleonora Lo Bianco:
"It's difficult to play and win against this team. They played very well. I don't what else there is to say."