Saeid-Marouf

We made history against Russia, Iran’s captain Marouf says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team captain Saeid Marouf said that his team has made history beating Olympic champion Russia twice in the 2015 FIVB World League.

Iran beat Russia in straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) on Sunday to leave the Olympic champions’ campaign looking in a poor state.

“We have two victories over Russia and this is the first time in history we’ve done this,” Marouf told fivb.org in the post-match news conference.

“I’m so happy. We played even better than our first match. We were stronger in reception and in service. We can do something more,” he added.

Iran secured its seventh World League point. Russia, who faces Poland next, has just a single point.

USA remained top of Pool B with 17 points, followed by Poland with 11 points.

Iran will host the USA on June 19 and 21 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

By Tasnim News Agency