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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Press Conference

China beat Australia 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21) - duration 1:42
01-Oct, start time: 18:40, end time: 20:22 - Attendance: 2,800


Chu Hui, China Libero- " We are very happy because we have won. We are among the top three teams. But it is not up to us, but of the result of the match Russia-Tunesia. Our players are young and until now we have not shown what we really know. We are going to develop our techniques in the following matches, if we qualify. Today we suffered less from nerves and we played at a better level. When we lost the third set, we did not care because we still could win the match".

Daniel Howard, Australia captain- " We are disappointed because we had hoped to go to the second round, but with today's result it is impossible. We have players that are at a World Championship for the first time and this helps us to develop experience for the future.

Di Anhe, China Head Coach- "Today we left nerves aside and made good attacks from behind and set quick balls. Our target in this championship is to go to the second round. But I calculated the statistics and we knew that we had to win 3-0. Now our destiny is in the hands of other teams".

Jon Uriarte, Australia Head Coach- "When I began my job, I knew it was a new chapter in Australian volleyball. I could keep players of the previous team and develop them to reach a higher level. Nowadays many of them are going to play in Europe. I hope they continue growing and being stronger so as to qualify for the Olympic Games".