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Chinese national men's volleyball team defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 at the China International Men's Volleyball Tournament here.
China beat Kazakhstan 25-20, 25-23, 25-16 with little difficulty Tuesday, reports Xinhua.
"My team consists of young players who didn't completely obey my order, so I'm very angry," said Gilyazutdinov Rafael, the assistant coach of Kazakhstan.
"Although we won the game, I am not satisfied with their performance because they didn't know how to play in the first set, and this is not our real power," said China coach Xie Guochen.
China will play against Kazakhstan, India and one club of Chinese volleyball league Henan Tianguan in the tournament which is being held between May 21 and 23.
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