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- Text size: + -  Number: 16432صفحه نخست » Short NewsMon, 22nd Jun 2015 - 14:26
2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again
In front of 12,000 fans, Iran stunned the reigning FIVB Volleyball World League champions US 3-0 in Tehran on Sunday.
  

The Asian Champions once again thrashed the world number five ranked side 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-19) in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League match, but the US still stand atop Pool B with 17 points, while Iran is in third place with 13 points.

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

The Americans went into their eighth match against the powerfull Iran, after Poland defeated disaapointing Russia and stood behind the US as close as possible. The US had hopes to earn the maximum points needed to raise their position. But, the Asian side shown excellent consistency throughout the game, and handed the reigning World League champion their second defeat in the 2015 Volleyball World League.

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

Middle blocker Seyed Mohammad Mousavi was dominant for Iran, recording five points off of blocks, as Iran won the battle of the block, eight points to three. Shahram Mahmoudi led Iran with 17 points, while Americans Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell both had nine points.

Now, the US stands atop of Pool B with 17 points and are followed by Poland (16 points), Iran (13 points) and Russia (2 points).

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

2015 FIVB Volleyball World League: Brilliant Iran Stun US Once Again

Following a great match on Friday, Iran had achieved their 10 points in Tehran as they defeated the US 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-20) in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League match in pool B.

Iran were overpowered by the US in their first and second 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League match with the same 3-1 losses. The Asian champions were also defeated by Poland in their third and fourth matches in the competition, but succeed in earning one point from the European side. Kovec's men had thrashed Russia twice in their last away matches of the tournament.

The National Iranian volleyball team had ranked fourth in the FIVB 2014 World League, gaining the best title among the Asian teams which have participated in the 25-year-old league.

Brazil (9 times), Italy (8 times), Russia (3 times), Cuba (once), the Netherlands (once), Poland (once) and the US (twice) are the seven countries which have won the World League during its previous 25 editions.

Also, Iran had ended the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in sixth place by beating world powerhouses like the US and Italy.

According to the latest FIVB ranking in 2014, the Islamic Republic of Iran is in the 10th spot in the world. Brazil remain the top-ranked volleyball team with 335 points after they won the silver medal in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, and are followed by Russia with 330 points, and with Poland occupying the final podium spot after their excellent performance in front of their home fans at the Men's World Championship with 275 points.

Italy (fourth), the US (fifth), Argentina (sixth), Germany (seventh), Serbia (eighth), Bulgaria (ninth) and Iran (10th) complete the top 10.


Source: Farsnews
   
  
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