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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Russia beat U.S.A. 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23) - duration 1:51
19-Aug, start time: 21:45, end time: 23:36 - Attendance: 4'930
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Stanislav DINEYKIN (RUS) - universal

"Both teams played very well, but we made less mistakes and that's why we won. But our qualification is not guaranteed yet. We had to try hard for our victory. This match was not the final."

William PRIDDY (USA) - wing spiker

"We are very disappointed. We were in a position to win. There was very little difference between the sets. Now we focus on our match with Australia, which is our next step."

Gennady SHIPULIN (RUS) - head coach

"It was a match, which we had to win. My players followed my coaching advice and I am very satisfied with that. USA have a very strong service game and the important thing is that we had high morale and we could face it."

Doug BEAL (USA) - head coach

"Russia had a good service and passing game. Their middle players played really well. This is a wonderful victory for them. Now, we have to stay focused for our match against Australia."

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