FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Training and confidence were there in Egypt for the win, says Hassan

The Egyptians believed in themselves to get the victory, pointed out Omar Hassan

Francisco Arredondo, Dominican Republic player: "First of all I thank God and also all of my friends of the team for this great experience we could live. I'm very happy even with the results, because it's the first experience outside from the country for some of us and we felt well with the opportunity of facing these teams. We can grow a lot from here."

Osiel Vazquez, Dominican Republic coach: "This has been a big experience for us. We failed on our goal of winning a set, we knew this was a very difficult challenge but we were confident that we could do a bit more specially in these two last games. Tunisia and Egypt were the closest team to us, but the boys weren't fully convinced that they could do it."

Omar Hassan, Egypt player: "We were lucky today to win this match. We trained so much yesterday for this and we believed we could do it. I think we had a good tournament and we enjoyed each and every of the matches."

Gaber Abouzeid, Egypt coach: "We came to this championship to develop the team and it was good for us, because we were able to achieve that experience. The players in this team are still young. I hope that in next tournaments they'll keep growing and so we can be better".

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