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World League 2004 - Press Info

Press conference

Italy beat China 3-0 (28-26, 25-15, 25-15) - duration 1:07
19-Jun, start time: 19:52, end time: 20:59 - Attendance: 3'085
City: Shanghai; Hall : Shanghai University Gym
GIANI Andrea (Capitan of Italian Team) said: "Today, our team played very well, including ace, blocking, spiking and defense. We are better and doing less faults than one day ago."

MONTALI Paolo (Coach of Italian Team) said: "This match we played very well. The second set was much better than the first set. The local team still has some space to improve their physical power and skills. If they attend more world class competitions, they can make some great progress."

Shi Hairong, the Capitan of Chinese Team totally agreed with the Capitan of Italy that is Chinese players are much weaker than Italians, especially physical power. We will take part in more worldwild competitions to gain more experience, winning over strong teams. It is a good opportunity for us to play with Italian Team, such an excellent volleyball team (men) in the world."

To be concluded, Di Anhe, Coach of Chinese Team made an object comment of today's match: "Today, the local team did not show their best standard and skills. We will study about this match and work harder for the coming matches."