FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"My players were afraid when they saw the tall Slovenia players," says Algeria coach Kamel Rabia


Slovenia coach, Joze Casar and captain, Eva Mori celebrate their first victory over Algeria

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 26, 2013 – It was a difficult first match for Algeria who were admittedly very nervous as they took on Slovenia in their first match of the Girls’ U18 World Championships currently taking place in Thailand.

Joze Casar Coach of Slovenia
 “We had a good start in the first set with very nice serves and hard attacking. Our blocking was not as good as we wished until the third set.”

Eva Mori, Captain of Slovenia
 “We are glad that we won the first match. We are going to face the USA in the next match. We hope we will do better”

Kamel Rabia, Coach of Algeria
 “We didn’t perform well today, because our players were still nervous, and the players from Slovenia are really tall (this was to our disadvantage). Also this is the first match we played here. As a coach I tried to encourage my players as much as I could.”

Salima Benmansour, Captain of Algeria
 “Like the coach said, we were too nervous while we were playing. This is the reason why we had a poor performance.”

 


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