České Budějovice, Czech Republic, June 24, 2017 – Argentina overplayed Italy 3-1 (32-30, 25-19, 14-25, 25-21) and didn’t give them a chance to make it to a tie-break.
Alejandro Grossi, coach from Argentina: "We knew we were playing a tough match they know how to play good volleyball. The level of the teams in our group are the same level and today I am very happy.
We played with a good team and we are so happy we won. Tomorrow we will have a difficult match against Iran."
Michele Totire, coach of Italy: "When you play against Argentina you know it is going to be difficult. They have a great system. In this stage of the tournament it is hard to play against them. We played better than yesterday but their blocks, defense and serves were just so much better."
Gianluca Galassi captain of Italy: "There are not many words to say. We knew this match was going to be a fight. We changed our mindsets from yesterday’s defeat but in the heat of the moment we did not have a clear vision to close the set."