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World Grand Prix 2005 - Press Conference

Press conference

Cuba beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (28-26, 25-17, 25-18) - duration 1:21
25-Jun, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:21 - Attendance: 1'200
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palacalafiore
Francisco Cruz (Rep. Dominicana - coach)
Despite the defeat, I am very satified of the match. We played Cuba in Italy, in China and at home. I've seen the improvements of the team match after match. And I am very happy.

Esmeralda Mercedes (Rep. Dominicana - captain)
Today we improved and we play a much better volleyball than yesterday against Italy. Less mistakes, so I think that we are in the right road. We want to play well also in our last match against Germany to close the tournament with a sense of satisfation.

Felipe Calderon (Cuba - coach)
We must capitalize today's success after a battled match like this one. Tomorrow against Italy the match will be crucial between two team technically well prepared.

Yumilka Ruiz (Cuba - captain)
At the beginning we pay a little bit for our drop of concentration but we improved a lot point after point. Anyway these matches are useful to built the new Cuban national team with new players.