|Italy coach Mauro Berruto congratulates Iran||
Italy coach Mauro Berruto hailed the Iranian volleyball team after the Persians beat his team in the 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship opening match.
"We have to congratulate Iran because they played better in a match of not a high level. I think both teams can play better,” Berruto said.
“Iran deserved to win and showed they are better than us, especially in ending long rallies. The ability they had to win the long rallies made the difference," the Italian coach added.
Serbian coach Slobodan Kovac is satisfied with his performance against Italy.
“We played against one of the best teams in the world. We've had a good reception and our setter played really fast - in this case it's difficult for other teams to play with us. We have tried to stop Zaytsev and I think we succeed in that," Kovac said.
Iran has been scheduled to face the U.S. on Tuesday.
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