FIVB World League: Iran loses to US

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team lost to USA 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 27-25 and 26-24) for the second round of FIVB World League pool B.

Two consecutive successful challenges at the end of the fourth set gave the Americans the chance to win it all.

Matthew Anderson stars with 23 points in a breathtaking match, whilst Iran’s Shahram Mahmoudi battled in vain with 16 points for his side.

Though USA hold the advantage in head to head at 3-2, it was Iran that had won their last two encounters and with both teams preparing for the Rio Olympics, they were looking to maintain or regain their momentum after their contrasting results on the opening weekend, with Iran looking to bounce back from defeat, whilst the USA went searching for another win in the World League.

Iran has been scheduled to face Argentina early Sunday.

By Tasnim News Agency