FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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“It is a joy to watch Japan playing” –Argentinean Caceres


Japan collected a straight set victory over Argentina to improve to a 4-0 win-loss record

Tijuana, Mexico, October 8, 2013 – Once again Japan established their quick offence combined with outstanding field defence to collect another victory, this time against Argentina whose coach Guillermo Caceres was marveled by the skills and way of play by the Asian team. 

Kanami Tashiro, Captain of Japan: Argentina has good blocking and we had to find ways to penétrate it. With the fast game we were able to do it and finally got the points to close the sets. We need to improve our tactics for the next matches.

Antonela Curatola, Captain of Argentina: They dominated the game for the most part of it. Their fast attack and great defence were the difference.

Shigetazu Okubo, Coach of Japan: I learned much from the great coaches of Argentina like (Julio) Velazco. I don’t know them but watched a lot of videos. I am a follower of the Argentinean school of volleyball. The girls of Argentina are going to improve as we will do also.

Guillermo Caceres, Coach of Argentina: Japan is a great team, they know how to make the points and play with a lot of patience. It is really enjoyable to watch Japan playing. We tried to force with our serves and because of that we missed a lot. In the third set, they made some errors and the score was close but they recovered their form and won it. 

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