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World League 2004 - Press Info

Press conference

Serbia & Montenegro beat Cuba 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-19) - duration 1:19
19-Jun, start time: 17:37, end time: 18:56 - Attendance: 5'350
City: Novi Sad; Hall : SPC Vojvodina
Pimienta, Captain of the Cuban Team commented: "We fought hard and played well. It is only at the end we made some mistakes and suceeded in winning. We must congratulate the Team of Serbia and Montenegro. We continue with our games having good chances of playing well."
Grbic, Captain of the Serbian and Montenegrin Team said: "I am very satisfied with the result and the approach we had in this game. I am also very happy that young and not so much experienced Maric showed the skill of experienced and played in difficult moments very concentrated. We must play the remaining matches with the same approach and improve our form to reach our goal."
"I have to congratulate the Team of Serbia and Montenegro who is going to have some difficult matches in Italy. We played te first set very well, and lost in service with two spikes. In the third we failed to create good reception and that was the difference that decided the result. It was a good match for both teams, but we fought against the Olympic Champions. We will not go from here satisfied but we are happy to have played this way.", commented Mr. Roberto, Head Coach of the Cuban Team.
"Beside the result I agree with what our Captain said. The new approach should be the new character of our play, as there must be no falls. We must play the maximum however good or bad we play. We must improve the form and return the image of our best days.", stated Mr. Travica, Head Coach of the Team of Serbia and Montenegro.