Cuba beat Czech. Republic 3-1 (28-30, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23) - duration 1:49
29-Sep, start time: 15:40, end time: 17:29 - Attendance: 4,800
Ivo Dubs - Player of Czech Republic "We've made many mistakes. Now we have to think about the next match. We don't fear any one, all the teams play very well because this is a levelled group."
Julio Velasco - Head Coach of Czech Republic "I have to congratulate Cuba for its performance. They won this first match playing very well. We've failed in many services and in receptions."
Pavel Pimienta - Captain of Cuba " We played very agressively. We're looking for a better perfomance in every match. This is not the top of our play. We will improve our effort in every set."
Eliseo Ramos - Head Coach of Cuba "The main characteristic of my team is the agressiveness of my players. I am proud of this young boys who want to play better every day." About Roca, he answered that the player is in Cuba taking part of an internal game. He blocked him as he is 26 years old, and now he's looking for new blood. /ajm