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We showed our psychological power - Russia coach Voronkov

 
Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Russia remained undefeated at the FIVB Men's U23 World Championship after their seven-set win over Argentina, but the point they dropped means that both qualifying positions from Pool B are still open. Here's the reaction after the game:

Russia coach, Andrey Voronkov: "I am proud of my team. They showed how strong they can be in tough situations and they played like one. We understood this match was very important for the positions in the pool. It was important for us and for Argentina and Iran also were waiting for the result of the match. But we showed our concentration and psychological power after we lost the fifth set. Argentina are a good team in defense, with excellent setter and opposite."

Russia captain, Pavel Pankov Pavel: "I am very happy to have won this important match. The match was very tough and the instructions from our coach were instrumental in our win."

Argentina coach, Camilo Soto: "The two teams were very strong and played well. Towards the end of the match our defense let us down. I am satisfied with my players and the match with China will now be very important."

Argentina captain, Gaston Fernandez: "Russia were a hard team. We could have done better, but still it was a great game. We now need to win the match against China to reach the semifinals."

Quick links - Volleyball:
FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship 2017
FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship 2017 - Schedule
FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship 2017 - Teams
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