Volleyball

Iranian volleyballers edge past Poland in 2015 FIVB World League

The Iranian volleyball team has edged past world champion Poland in a Pool B match of the 2015 FIVB World League.

On Friday night, the Iranian squad defeated its guests 3-2 at Tehran’s Azadi stadium, packed with more than 12,000 passionate fans.

Iran won the first set of the match 25-21 but failed to keep up with the good work and lost the second and third sets 25-23 and 25-21, respectively.

In the fourth set, however, with massive support from the stands Iranians pummeled Poland 25-16 and set the match up for the tiebreaker round, in which the Asian giants downed their opponents 15-11.

At the end of the ninth week, Iran is in the third spot of Pool B with 15 points, below the US with 20 points and Poland with 17. Russia is at the bottom of the table with 2 points.

 

The Iranian volleyballers will take on Poland once again at the Azadi stadium on Sunday.

Poland had defeated Iran in two 2015 World League matches it hosted on June 5 and 6.

By Press TV