China beat Germany 3-2 (25-15, 23-25, 30-32, 25-14, 16-14) - duration 2:14
31-Jul, start time: 15:35, end time: 17:49 - Attendance: 550
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Angelina Grün (German captain): "We are disappointed for losing the fifth set, but we are satisfied with our play. In Athens we will be a team to be afraid of. We made many mistakes in the first set because we were down by 10 points, but in the second set we started to fight every point and at the end we found our spirit again."
Kun Feng (China captain): "We played a very good match. We attacked well though we had some problems on receiving, but we are satisfied with our performance."
Hee-Wan Lee (German head coach): "I applaud my team for the good work they displayed. We need to grow up and improve for a better future."
Chen Zhonghe (China head coach): "It was a tough match. We didn't expect such a performance from Germany. We are very satisfied for the cohesion during our play. We are focussing on the Olympics and in Greece you'll see the true China. We need to improve in attacking and blocking."