FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We needed those three points today", stressed UPCN's coach


For Argentina's UPCN, the game against the Tunisian side was a key one

Mahdi Ben Cheikh, Esperance captain: "We had problems today, mostly in reception, but we know how different is the level of our team compared to the others, especially in the strength of the attacks. I just hope that we can do it well in this championship."

Demián González, UPCN captain: "We played a great game today. In the third set they got better and we had to keep doing well to close the match. We knew that we had to win this first match, to have more chances of making into the semifinals. Now we are going to rest and start thinking about Trentino."

Foued Kamoun, Esperance coach: "I was not surprised by the beginning of our team in this championship, after all we have just arrived from a really long trip. We are aware of the difference between our team and the rest. Today our defense did not work well and this made the difference in the game."

Fabián Armoa, UPCN coach: "We needed those three points today. They are decisive to our goal in this championship and we have studied Esperance a lot in order to get them. Last year we ended the tournament in the fourth place and this time we want to do better, but we know that this will not be easy."

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