We didn’t expect “such a start”, Iran captain Marouf says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national volleyball team captain Saeid Marouf said that they didn’t expect such a start in the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship, after Iran defeated US 3-2.
Iran provided another major hit at the world championship in Poland as the team claimed its second win in Krakow, this time in a thrilling five-setter over US by 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 19-25, 18-25, 17-15).

“We had a lot of struggle with US in the last two month, always losing, but we started well, did good in defence and our side-out was good,” Marouf said in the post match news conference, poland2014.fivb.org wrote.

“These points are really important for us. We didn’t expect such a start, but the match with Italy helped us a bit. No one expected us to win these two matches so we are delighted with this perfect start,” Iran captain added.

Iran, who opened the campaign with a remarkable 3-1 (25-16, 23-25,25-21, 25-22) win over Italy, will face France on Thursday.

By Tasnim News Agency


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