We came back to beat a strong home team - Cuba coach Vives

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Cuba came back from a set down at 1-2 to beat Egypt 4-2 in the closing match of Day 2 at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship. The two coaches acknowledged that the match was very tough for both teams.

Cuba coach, Nicolas Vives: "We played agaist a very strong opponent but we had studied the Egyptian team well from their game against Japan. We didn't start the game well but fortunately we came back and managed to beat Egypt on their home court, although my players are aged only 18 and 19 years.

Cuba captain, Adrian Goide: "It was a tough game against Egypt, but we got confidence after the second set to win the match and increased our performance in the fifth and sixth sets. We are very happy to have won this tough match."

Egypt assisstant coach, Hassan El Hossery: "We played against a big school in volleyball with players of high standard, so needed to quickly win the match and we had to fight until the last point. Our strategy to put pressure upon Cuba throughout the match and we managed do that in the first set, but we missed key player Ahmed Galal due to injury."

Egypt captain, Ahmed Deyaa: "Today we faced a strong team, we pressed Cuba hard, but unfortunately we didn't continue and gave them the chance to win the match. We hope to win the next matches and qualify for the semifinals."

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