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Coach: 'Injuries hampering Croatia's volleyball team'

Croatia volleyball coach Angelo Vercesi says that injuries in the run-up to the European Games have hampered his team.

The coach of Croatia's women's volleyball team has said that injuries in the run-up to the European Games in Baku have hindered the side.

Croatia lost their opening match of the competition in Pool B against Serbia 3-0 earlier today.

Angelo Vercesi told reporters: "[The Croatian federation] put the points for the European Games, but at the last moment we had some problems with our most important players. They had some injuries at their [domestic] clubs so it was not possible for them to be here.

"We have brought some younger players [instead], so now we try to do our best, but we are at a big risk of losing too many points in the rankings because of our young team."

Croatia are in action again on Monday when they face the Netherlands.

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