Iran to face U.S. in FIVB Youth World Championship

TEHRAN, May 29 (MNA) -- Iran has been drawn along with the U.S. in Pool B of the 2009 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship.

At the drawing ceremony held at the Hotel Relais Monaco in Ponzano Veneto, Italy, on Thursday, the defending champion Iran was drawn into a difficult Pool along with the U.S., Serbia and Japan, while six-time world champion Brazil was placed in Pool D with Russia, Poland and India. All Pool B and Pool D matches will take place in the resort city of Jesolo, Italy.
 
The August 28 to September 6 tournament kicks off with a 24-match first round, with the first and second-placed finishers in each pool moving on to Pools E and F in the second round.
 
 
Results of the Drawing of Lots:
Pool A: Italy, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, Egypt
Pool B: Iran, USA, Serbia, Japan
Pool C: Argentina, France, Spain, Algeria
Pool D: Brazil, Russia, Poland, India
 
Match schedule for the preliminary round:
28/8
Pool A: Tunisia vs Puerto Rico, Italy vs Egypt
Pool B: Japan vs Serbia, Iran vs U.S.
Pool C: Algeria vs Spain, Argentina vs France
Pool D: India vs Poland, Brazil vs Russia,
29/8
Pool A: Egypt vs Puerto Rico, Italy vs Tunisia
Pool B: Iran vs Japan, U.S. vs Serbia
Pool C: Argentina vs Algeria, France vs Spain
Pool D: Brazil vs India, Russia vs Poland
30/8
Pool A: Tunisia vs Egypt, Puerto Rico vs Italy
Pool B: U.S. vs Japan, Serbia vs Iran
Pool C: France vs Algeria, Spain vs Argentina
Pool D: Russia vs India, Poland vs Brazil

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