"We had to work very hard", says China captain Hui Ruoqi.


Saitama, Japan, July 11, 2015 - China prevailed 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-15, 25-19) over Italy as the Asian side proved to be too big obstacle for the European side.

China coach Lang Ping: We were serious to win this game. We trained on both offense and defense to be competitive with Italy. Our team is young but has a lot of promise for the future.

China captain Hui Ruoqi: It was a tough match. We had to work very hard. The Italy team is strong. We used more teamwork today on our passing and that was the difference.

Italy coach Marco Bonitta: It was important for us to use all of our playrs during this long tournament. I am satisfied with our performance. Now we have to see about tomorrow.

Italy captain Valentina Arrighetti: We knew that it will be a difficult match. We knew they are a strong team. I hope we will take good things from this match. You never want to lose. We could have served better. I'm happy we've never stop fighting.


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