27 August 2015
Yuriy Marichev: “We are now in the first place, but so far it doesn’t mean anything”
Russian women’s team won the Volleyball World Cup, held in Japan, five times in a row. Today Yuriy Marichev’s team defeated Cuba 3 to 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-18).
The most effective athlete of the winning team was Natalia Obmochaeva. She scored 16 points.
“I think today we have achieved all our goals. The Cuba national team is a great team. It will be interesting to watch it in the future. We are now in the first place, but so far it does not mean anything. Matches with very strong opponents still lie ahead of us,”- Yuriy Marichev, head coach of the Russian team, said to the Press Service of the tournament after the game.
After this victory in the Russian team has 14 points. It leads the standings by a point ahead of American.
On 30 August Russia will play against South Korea and the USA team will play against the Kenya team. Russian and American teams will meet on 4 September.