Players of Raul Lozano were coming to Russia with hope for good results. But the reality was different. Zero sets, zero points for German national team.

Our problem in Russia was not tactics, but receive. We also couldn’t cope with the Russian attack. We are to meet Japan in Germany and we are going to win,” said German coach Raul Lozano.

Russian coach Vladimir Alekno was satisfied – “I feel happy with the victories. We were stronger in serve and block and team cooperation. This is our main weapon. But we still make elementary mistakes which cause a row of mistakes. It doesn’t let us control the game. We should be more careful and confident.”

Bulgaria claimed two win over Japan. Bulgarian captain Vladimir Nikolov was again the star of both matches. “I am glad that we won this important match on our way to the Finals. Less mistakes and more organization brought us the victory,” said V. Nikolov after the games.

source: FIVB