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Argentina's captain: Czech Republic 'played like a team'


Czech captain Aneta Havlickov and coach Carlo Parisi discuss their win.

Hong Kong, China, August 11, 2013 – In their debut meeting between the Czech Republic and Argentina in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, debutants Czech Republic claimed their first victory of their inaugural season 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20). The coaches and captains discussed the outcome in a press conference following the match.

Argentina captain Paula Yamila Nizetich: “Congratulations to Czech. They played like a team. We were determined to close the fourth set however; we lost the momentum towards the end of set. We have too much unexpected problems in reception.”

Czech captain Aneta Havlickova: “To come back at fourth set was the highlight of game. Argentina played very well. It was a hard match.”

Argentina coach Guillermo Orduna: “Congratulations to the Czech team. They served very well in this match and were the main threat to Argentina. It was our first trial not to use a middle blocker; the new adjustment affected our ability to attack. Concentration cannot be retained throughout the game.”

Czech coach Carlo Parisi: “Yesterday and today’s match meant a lot in boosting our team confidence. We need to trust more in ourselves. One victory is essential in developing the level of our players. We started a good match. It was difficult.” 

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