Marco Bonitta instructs players during the match.
Bari, Italy, October 5, 2014 – Italy beat China in four sets to advance to the final round of the 2014 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship in Milan as top finishers from second round pool E.
Italy coach Marco Bonitta: We conquered the South, the Centre of Italy. Now we have to conquer the North. Italy is united cheering us and tonight we have sensed and seen it in Bari.
Italy captain Francesca Piccinini: Tonight, the match was very intense, a wonderful one. We were top ranking in the Pool. We made many substitutions. However, we demonstrated to be a great team as well.
China coach Lang Ping: Our young players tried their best, but we struggled with our reception in some important moments.
China captain Hui Ruoqi: Tonight, Italy played really good. We had many chances but some balls were doubtful. Next time, we will play with more attention.