Italy maintains good form ahead of World Grand Prix
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 29, 2013 – Italy has won friendly matches against the Netherlands and Argentina this past weekend in a series of warm up events organised in the lead up to the World Grand Prix.
Italy won its match against the Netherlands 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20). Speaking after the match, coach Marco Mencarelli said, "The Netherlands is an interesting formation as the have several players in the major European leagues.” “The matches with Argentina, however, will serve to prepare well for when we have to deal with it in Montichiari,” he continued.
The Azzuri showed how well prepared they were
when they beat Argentina on Sunday with a score of 3-1 (25-17
25-23 23-25 25-16).