Japan beat Italy 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-10) - duration 2.08
25-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 23.15 - Attendance: 2.750
Italian Coach Marco Bonitta: the match was the copy of the previous ones. Probably we are living the weight and the expectation of World spectators. We will have to work if we want to find the same enthusiasm as before.
Italian captain Manuela Leggeri: the defeat is like a movie we have already seen. When we arrive to the third set we can't have something that can keep us bright till the end.
Japanes Coach Yanagimoto Schoichi: I have been coach for two months and I know that in sport you win and you lose. And that's why I think it's necessary to go on step by step.
Japanes Captain Yoshihara Tomoko: I am glad for the first win, even if we have understood how strong Italy is.