FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Italy raise the level against Argentina

Italy's Luca Cristpfani was satisfied with his team's performance against Argentina

Tijuana, Mexico, October 9, 2013 – Italy played at a high level to in winning a decisive match against Argentina to stay competing at the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship.

Alessia Gennari, captain of Italy: We played a good match. It was difficult because of the loss the day before (to Dominican Republic). We can win when we play the way we know.

Antonela Curatola, captain of Argentina: We had problems with the reception and we were not very precise in our game. They took advantage of it.

Luca Cristofani, coach of Italy: It was a very difficult for us after what happened yesterday. I am happy because we were able to overcome the problem of losing one key important player (Valentina Diouf) at the last minute before yesterday’s match. We will try to finish in the fifth position. It was a new experience for the girls.

Guillermo Caceres, coach of Argentina: It was a game won by Italy. Our level of serve and reception was not up to that of the best teams here. We are very grateful of the Mexican Federation and the authorities of Baja California and the High Performance Center for their hospitality.

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