Plucky Iran beats Poland volleyball team in Tokyo 2020

Iran defeated world champion Poland 3-2 (25-18, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 21-23) in Pool A of the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday.

Amir Ghafour from Iran pocketed 17 points for Iran and Poland’s Leon Venero Wilfredo earned 20 points.

The volleyball tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is played between 24 July and 8 August 2021.

A total of 24 volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams participate in the tournament.

The indoor volleyball competition takes place at Ariake Arena in Ariake, and the beach volleyball tournament at Shiokaze Park in the temporary Shiokaze Park Stadium.

It was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced on 24 March 2020 that the 2020 Summer Olympics would be delayed to 2021.