FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We made the match difficult for us," says Egypt coach


China coach Di Zhang during post-match interview

Egypt coach Gaber Abouzeid:

"Today’s match was a psychological battle for us. We have a lot of injuries. We also wanted to send a message to what is happening in Egypt. Also we won and this is another match between Asian Volleyball and African Volleyball. This is the second time we defeated China. We made the match difficult for us. We had to win 3-1 anyhow we could win the tie-break and took the score to 3-2. We played today with quick attacks. It was the same system of the previous match with China. This victory can regain the confidence of the team because we had a lot of defeats against Turkey and Morocco. We lost those matches unfortunately. We could have had better position than this, but we are happy for this place also."

Egypt player Mohamed Masoud:

"Today we had a good match. The strategy of the middle blockers was useful for us to win, this was one of the main reasons."

China coach Zhang Di:

"It is a pity for us to lose because Egypt is on the same level with us. The reason we lost is our attacker was injured and thus our attack was not strong enough."

China team captain Tianyi Mao:

"This was a good match and every player did their best. I think tournament is a really good opportunity for us."


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