Italy beat Chinese Taipei 3-1 (25-13, 24-26, 25-15, 25-13) - duration 1:40
09-Aug, start time: 12:30, end time: 14:10 - Attendance: 480
Captain of the ITA team: It was a beautiful match. I hope we will get into the finals.
ITA head coach: The first match is always very difficult for every team. This one was particularly hard as the Asian teams play a specific kind of volleyball, which is different from the European one. Therefore I am very happy that we won that match. The victory in the first match is always very important.
Captain of the Taipei team: It was our first time to play in an international match so we are not used to that kind of events. In spite of this we will be trying to play as well as we can and win the rest of the games.
TPI coach: It was a difficult match as this situation was a novelty for the players but we did our best and we will continue to do everything we can to win the following games