Finland coach Mauro Berruto: "Egypt showed us that attitude is what makes you win or lose matches. We are sorry about our own performance. We played badly in all areas including attitude."
Finland captain Jukka Lehtonen: "This was quite a strange game, up and down for the both teams. Service was also really bad for both sides."
Egypt coach Antonio Giacobbe: "The first match is always very hard and I am very happy for the victory. Today we can enjoy this, but tomorrow is a new match."
Egypt captain Youssef Saleh: "This was very hard and close match. Finland played very well. We wanted to play strong with a service and that's why we made a lot of mistakes."