Tampere, Finland, July 1, 2016 – Canada beat Cuba in tight five-setter 3-2 (24-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16, 15-13) in the first match of Group 2 Pool I in Tampere.Glenn Hoag, coach of Canada:
"This was a hard fought match from both. We lacked maybe a little bit of freshness because of a lot of travelling, but I liked the way my team played. Team fought hard of every ball and that is very good thinking of future."Fred Winters, captain of Canada:
"I am very happy with this win, because we are still unbeaten in this group. Both teams didn’t play their best volleyball. I am not happy that we lost sets when we had a good lead already."Rodolfo Sanchez, coach of Cuba:
"Canada played well and this was important victory for them. I want to congratulate my players. They are young and I think that today they played very well."Rolando Cepeda, captain of Cuba:
"We didn’t play well enough. There were too much ups and downs and that’s why Canada won. Tomorrow we try to play better against Finland."