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2005 Junior Women’s U 20 World Championship
Ankara & Istanbul, Turkey
23 – 31 July 2005

Press conference

Italy beat Russia 3-1 (32-30, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16) - duration 1:46
27-Jul, start time: 16:30 - Attendance: 460
City: Istanbul; Hall : Haldun Alagas Sport Hall
Anna Kosnyreva, captain of Russia: "Italy is a very strong team and we lost a tough first set. We won the third set but could not keep the same level after the first one."

Rishat Gilyazutdinov, coach of Russia: "My congratulations to Italy, which is one of the favorites to win the gold medal. It was a successful victory for them and they deserved it."

Veronica Angeloni, captain of Italy: "It was a very important match for us. We were in a must win situation and won the match. Now we have to prepare for the next match and go to the final four phase."

Luciano Pedulla, coach of Italy: "The match was very tough. Russia is very strong and is very difficult to go against the Russian coach and his team. We now have to concentrate in the match against Egypt because the points are very important."