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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Press Conference

Argentina beat Australia 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 31-29, 32-30) - duration 2:08
28-Sep, start time: 20:11, end time: 22:19 - Attendance: 10,250
Daniel Howard (Captain AUS): "Obviously, we are very disappointed with the result. We started winning the first set but we couldn't maintain the level at the end."

Marcos Milinkovic (Captain ARG): "It was a very difficult match. The team could avoid its fears about the first game. I want to congratulate the Australians because of the level that they showed. At the end we had the calmness to close the last two sets."

Q: "Did the effusiveness of the crowd play against you because of the way that you play in the first set?"

A: "We knew that the first match would be the most difficult for being our debut. We have to thanks the people for supported us."

Q: "After tonight's match: what do you expect for the World Championship?"

A: "We have to think in China that is our next rival."

Jon Uriarte (Head Coach AUS): "We had prepared this match with a lot of dedication. We made that preparatory process along five months. I am very happy with the performance of the team."

Q: "You knew that Argentina was the best team of this pool. Playing well against them in the first match of the competition: How do you think this would influence in your next games?"

A: "We will try to maintain the level of tonight although we know that it is very hard, because we have to play against powerful teams like China and Portugal. We are very sad with the result of the match."

Carlos Getzelevich (Head Coach ARG): "The most important this for us tonight was to win. Although we didn't show our best level we had the fighting spirit to win the match."

Q: "You knew that Argentina was the best team of this pool. Playing well against them in the first match of the competition: How do you think this would influence in your next games?"

A: "We will try to maintain the level of tonight although we know that it is very hard, because we have to play against powerful teams like China and Portugal. We are very sad with the result of the match."

/ajm