TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran lost to host Poland 3-2 (25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 16-14) at the packed Atlas Arena in Lodz, while the Persians could have won the match.
The two most prolific contributors Mohammad Mousavi and Mojtaba Mirzajanpour top scored Iran, with 15 tallies each.
Iran lost the first two sets 26-17 and 25-16 but came back to the game and defeated Poland 26-24 and 25-19 in the third and fourth sets.
The Iranian team put its opponent under pressure in the fifth set and had a match ball in 14-13 but mistake changed the tide (15-14).
Iran will meet Serbia on Sunday and must be hopeful the already-qualified France defeats Poland 3-0 to have a chance to book a place in the last six.
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