Jaime Viáfara – Columbia Captain: “First I want to congratulate Venezuela for their victory, they played well. We did not show a good performance and therefore we lost the match.“
Roberto García – Venezuelan Coach: “I want to congratulate Columbia because they had two great first sets but then could not maintain the concentration. We only had six weeks training but we worked very hard to defend our shirt. This victory puts us one step forward towards London.“
Horacio Dileo – Columbia Coach: “First of all I want to congratulate Venezuela for their outstanding match. The match overcame me. I was not at the level I had to and miracles at this stage do not exist.“
On the second date Venezuela first faces Chile at 18.00 and then Columbia will play v the host team of Argentina at 21.30.