“Colombia has a mixed team for this tournament. The idea is to combine experience and youth. The meeting with Uruguay is an unknown challenge, but we will find the way to get to the semifinal,” said Mauro Marasciulo the coach of Colombia. He also added: “Our team is on the even level with Argentina and Peru, while the Brazilan players are very difficult opponents for us, because thay are for many years in this sport.”
Uruguay, that is in the group A with Colombia and Brazil, needs to improve the playing and give more chance to the players with international careers. “Our quality is definitely our strength, Brazil is one of three best teams in the world, Colombia has players who are in European leagues and it will not be easy, but it is nice to play against them,” said the coach Leo Rodriguez.
The team from Argentina, that is in the group with Venezuela and Peru, has done great international work, but now the situation is different. “Our goal is to cooperate well in the team and go forward to the victory. Our team does not have great individuals, but generally plays very well,” said the coach Horacio Batist.
The Italian Luca Cristofani, the coach of Peru, relies on good performance of his team. “We are looking for much more preparation to secure the classification in Japan. We have been training for three months and our girls are very motivated.”
Chile on the other hand, lacks the important players. “We have several young players that are already playing with the seniors. Although, it is a young team it is very strong. The players have little international experience but have great technical skills,” said Hugo Jáuregui.