Iran opens FIVB U21 World C’ships with crushing win

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TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – National Iranian Junior Volleyball team began Men’s U21 World Championships debut with a clear-cut victory over Italian rivals.

Iran did not give their opponent Italy any chance to make a set as they trounced the European side 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21).

The match was not about individuals as the strong team play by Iran led the Persian side to a tremendous victory.

Italy was poor on the receiving side giving Iran the chance to maintain the upper hand in the first two sets and gain a quick 2-0 lead.

Italians failed in their efforts to return to the game in the third set since Iran’s substantial team skills brought them a 3-0 victory over Italy.

Behrouz Ataei, coach of Iran, said post-match “this match was hard and yes we won but we don’t pay a lot of attention to it. Tomorrow will be another difficult one against Ukraine.”

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship will be the nineteenth edition of the international volleyball tournament and the world championship for men's national teams under the age of 21, organized by the sport's world governing body, FIVB.

The tournament will be hosted by Czech Republic in the cities of Brno and Ceské Budejovice from 23 June to 2 July 2017.

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