Komaki, Japan, September 6, 2015 – Cuba battled back to beat Korea 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 30-28, 15-13) in their final match of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at Park Arena Komaki on Sunday.
Cuba coach Roberto Garcia: "Congratulations to Korea for a good game. I think both teams did a good job and we tried our best. Like Korea, we learned many things, especially when we dropped two sets. This was a very important win for us but I know we have a long way to go to improve. Also, today is very special because in Cuba we have a Volleyball Day to commemorate our first win, 37 or 38 years ago and that day is today, so for that reason, this is special. The World Cup was also terrific and I want to thank all concerned who helped and supported us."
Cuba captain Sulian Matienzo: "Today as a team we really enjoyed the game and we could feel a sense of unity in the team, so I’m very happy with the win. But also Korea did very well, so congratulations to them."
Korea coach Lee Jungchul: "We have no excuses. It was a difficult match but we failed to get a result and as coach I have a responsibility for that. It was difficult but all the players did their best. Now we must prepare for our future games and try hard to get a ticket to the Olympics."
Korea captain Kim Yeon Koung: "I’m very disappointed with this result. This was our last game and we really wanted to win it. The World Cup is over but we have things we need to improve on. We really want to go to the Olympics and so we will try our best to do that."
Korea player Lee So Young: "I’m disappointed as it was our last game, but we learned many things from the match. We’re going to try hard and improve ourselves."