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Tofoli - “We are very happy to make to the Finals”


Turkey coach Massimo Barbolini couldn't beat the country which he used to coach prior to 2013

Kaohsiung city, Chinese Taipei, August 18, 2013 – World No 4. Italy secured a much-needed win in a thrilling tiebreak match against No. 7 Turkey on Sunday, securing their place in the Finals and ending Turkey’s 2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix campaign.

Turkey coach Massimo Barbolini: “Congratulations to Italy for qualifiyng to Japan. This is a very great match. It is impossible that there was no mistakes in a match. Although, this is a important about promotion. But still congratulations to Italy.”

Italy coach Paolo Tofoli: “I am very happy we won. Turkey is a high level team and both of us tried to win this match. So I am very happy of the victory.

Italy captain Cristina Barcellinni: “As the coach said, we are happy to win this match. We made some mistakes so we miss the match point. But we still win the game finally.”
 


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