Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2015 – Korea overcame Egypt team 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22) in Pool A match of the first round of the 2015 FIVB Men’s U23 World Championship. Egypt coach refereed the defeat to the lack of experience of such big games. Korea Coach Hong Haechon:
"Egypt team is a great team and it served as a strong opponent. I'd like to thank them for their skills and hard work against us.One of the problems we faced during the match was the difference in height between the two teams; Egypt has very tall players and thus we decided on serving, so we would be able to overcome this problem and win.
"We came here with the goal of reaching the semifinals, unfortunately we did not reach this goal and are quite upset. However, the fact that our players were able to learn from their mistakes Korea Captain Son Taekun:
" I think that in this match we showed that we learned from our mistakes in the previous matches and were well prepared due to the successful programs and training we did and we played quite well."Egypt coach Grzegorz Rys:
"I want to congratulate to the Korean team for their good performance and for the nice effort they just did. It was a very good opportunity for my team playing against the Korean team which is one the best teams in this championship. I think my team is still young compared to other teams here and it still needs a lot of experience to face these teams . My team's experience is still limited . "
"I wish this will be a good benefit learning from the Korean team playing with different tactics and different skills that would help us work on their abilities more because we are having another world championship in Mexico U21 with the same players , so I think that it was a very good experience participating in this championship."Egypt Captain Ahmed Shafik:
" I eant to appreciate the Korean team for the good results they end up with . It was a very good game and we had a good experience playing against this skillful team who just made us learn from their different strategies they use and plan to play with."