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World Grand Prix 2005 - Press Conference

Press conference

Cuba beat Japan 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 20-25, 28-26, 17-15) - duration 2:20
17-Jul, start time: 18:00, end time: 20:20 - Attendance: 8'600
City: Sendai; Hall : Sendai City Gymnasium
SHOICHI YANAGIMOTO (JAPAN HEAD COACH): "There are so many good points about our team's play, but we could not win the vital points. When you are playing with the world's best teams, this is the difference."

MIYUKI TAKAHASHI (JAPAN No. 5): "When we should not have made a mistake, we did."

LUIS FELIPE CALDERON (CUBA HEAD COACH): "I want to congratulate the Japan team for a fantastic match. Japan is a good team and never gave up till the very last point."

YUMILKA RUIZ (CUBA No. 1, CAPTAIN): "It was a very tough game for both teams, who played at their best. We had to read Japan's play very carefully and keep focused, because even though we spiked a lot we knew the ball would come back."