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Leon: "We shall go to Italy for first place in the group."

The press conference following the clash between France and Cuba on Sunday (from left to right) Cuba captain Wilfredo Leon, Cuba coach Orlando Samuels, France coach Philippe Blain and France captain Nicolas Maréchal
Montbéliard, France, June 26, 2011 - France v Cuba press conference.

France coach Philippe Blain: “It is a disappointment. We are the team which give presents. Offensively, in the first and the fourth set, it was correct but the rest of the time the team committed many faults.”

France captain Nicolas Maréchal: “We were waiting a lot for this match here. We began well but later, in particular in the third set, we were not inside except Antonin Rouzier who held us. In the fourth set, we returned well but we still lost at home. We are going to have difficulty in sleeping this evening.”

Cuba coach Orlando Samuels: “I am very satisfied because we began this World League with had three defeats but since then we have moved on with victories. I think that physically we made the difference this evening at the end of sets.”

Cuba captain Wilfredo Leon: “It was a very good match and of course we are very happy and are sure to compete in the Final Round. We shall go to Italy to obtain first place in the group.”


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