2014 Volleball World Championship: Iran beats Serbia 3-1, qualify for 3rd round

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran staged another stunning performance in the FIVB 2014 Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland and thrashed Serbia 3-1 on Sunday evening to qualify for the third round of the tournament.

The Asian champions showed excellent consistency throughout today’s match, and overpowered Serbia in a four setter (27-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-18) to keep their hopes high for winning a spot in the third round of the tournament.

And they did, when the US lost their match against Argentina 3-2 and with it the ticket to the next round.

Now Iran have 15 points, and stand at the second spot of Pool E for the time being. France kept their spot in Pool E with 16 points from their six games (and before their tonight match) and are followed by Poland (14 points who should play their last round two match against the French), the US (14 points), Serbia (9 points), Argentina (8 points), Italy (2 points) and Australia (0). The last two still have their last round two match to play tonight.

Last night, in a completely breathtaking match, host Poland overpowered Iran a five setter match 3-2 (25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25 and 16-14).

The Asian Champions had also trounced Argentina in a three setter match (25-15, 25-23 and 25-16) on Thursday, and  trounced Australia 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 21-25 and 25-17) on Wednesday.

In the last matches of this Group, Host Poland will face France and Italy will play Australia tonight.

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship matches are underway in Poland from August 30 to September 21, 2014.

By Fars News Agency


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