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Netherlands are playing better and steadier each week, says coach Edwin Benne


Netherlands coach Edwin Benne being interviewed by national broadcaster NOS

Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 6, 2014 – Netherlands completed the seventh week with double victories over the Czech Republic, this time with a 3-0 scoreline to claim the FIVB Volleyball World League Final Four slot in Group 2.

Czech Republic coach Zdenek Smejkal: “I am disappointed we could not be a better opponent. I believe we already lost the match before it even began, as my team was not very motivated. I congratulate Edwin (Benne) for this win.”

Czech Republic captain Filip Habr: “This was very sad for us, but fantastic for the Dutch fans. The Netherlands team showed them the best match of the pool phase today.

Netherlands coach Edwin Benne: “The team was totally ready, everybody was ready to play. I am happy about our performance in the previous weeks, we are playing better and steadier each week. Still, Australia would be quite a challenge.”

Netherlands captain Dick Kooy: “I am very happy with our victory today, we really played as a team. We have a young, talented group, and we reached our goal. I am really looking forward to playing in Australia.”


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