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Uriarte hopes history does not repeat again

Jon Uriarte is confident of his emerging Australian team following the success at the World League
Wroclaw, Poland, August 30, 2014 – Jon Uriarte hopes his Australian team has enough good memory to recall what happened just four years ago when they were eliminated by Cameroon in the first round of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship.

“Four years ago we faced each other in a decisive match and Cameroon won,” Uriarte said. “Now is a new opportunity and it is my hope that they have learned the lesson.”

The former Argentinean player said his team has evolved a lot and is again in the most important event of our sport.
“Now we are here again and I hope we can win this time showing the people the way we have played this year,” Uriarte added.

Meanwhile, Peter Nonnenbroich, the German coach of Cameroon, said their preparation has been a good one even though he admitted they are not in the same league as the teams from Poland and Serbia.

“Four years ago it was quite special,” Nonnenbroich said. “It was a crucial qualification match to the next round and we won.”

Both coaches expressed his ideas during the press conference held on Saturday afternoon, one day before the two teams play in the second match in Wroclaw.

Australian captain Adain Zingel said: “We have had an excellent preparation and a very strong year at the World League and now it is time to close 2014 on a good note.”

Jean Patrice Ndaki, captain of Cameroon, said: “To be here is like a dream coming true and we are very excited to be in Poland and expecting to have a lot of fun in the court.”

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