Trujillo, Peru, July 2, 2015 - This second weekend of the FIVB
Volleyball World Grand Prix begins on Friday and four teams in Group P
will compete to qualify for the Group 3 Finals from July 10-12 in
Peru and Colombia have come from playing in Pool O in Monterrey, while Kazakhstan played hosts to Cuba in Pool N. The matches this weekend will take place in the Gran Chimú Coliseum of Trujillo, a location which promises to generate lots of emotions and a beautiful celebration of the sport.
Colombia coach Eduardo Guillermo said: “This is a new and good experience for us because each international game adds growth to our team. We are four good teams and I believe that from these teams, three of them will go to the Finals and nobody wants to be in fourth place.”
Cuba coach Roberto García recognized that this Pool will be very tough, because it includes three high-level teams. “The first game for us will be decisive because we came from losing against Kazakhstan by 2-3, but I believe that the girls have now fully recovered from our thirty hour trip. I believe that now we are going to play a good match and get the nine points to qualify for the Finals in Australia”.
Kazakhstan coach Olekrsandr Gutor said: “We have been working step by step, each point, each set is very important and we will try to do our best. The strongest teams are in Pool P and I believe that now all of them have the same possibility of qualifying for the grand finale in Australia”.
For the host team, coach Mauro Marasciulo said: “Each match is complicated - we know of the strength of Cuba and Kazakhstan; I believe that with our first rival we will have a match full of tension and we must be calm because it is crucial to obtain a qualification.”