Iranian U19 volleyballers beaten by Italy in friendly

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) – Iranian boys volleyball team was defeated by Italians in a friendly match in Tunisia.

After beating Egypt, Cuba and Brazil, Iranians lost to their opponent, Italy, 0-3 in a friendly match on Monday.

Iran’s team is preparing to defend its title at 2019 FIVB Boy’s World Championship which is going to start in the African country on August 21.

The 2019 edition of FIVB Boy’s World Championship will be held from August 21 to 30 in Tunis, Tunisia. According to FIVB, the 20 participating teams will be divided into four pools of five teams each and will play a round-robin tournament. The bottom-ranked team of each pool will play classification matches for 17th-20th place in a round-robin system.

Iran is seeded in Pool B of competition along with Czech Republic, Italy, Colombia, and Bulgaria. 

With two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals, Iran is the third most decorated team in the event after Brazil and Russia. Iranians won their first title in 2007 where they defeated China in the final. Iran has taken part in 11 out of 15 editions of the games so far managing to advance to the semifinal in eight ones.

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