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Iran demolishes Dutch in world volleyball event

Iran proved powerful as it thrashed the Netherlands in its second match of the World Juniors' Volleyball Championships in Thailand Sunday, IRNA reported.

The win gave Iran a berth in the second round of the prestigious volleyball meet.

Iran handed the Dutch players a 3-0 humiliating defeat as it won 25-21, 25-21, 25-21 in three straight games.

On Saturday, Iran took the first step firmly as it crushed the Moroccan side in three consecutive sets.

Playing in a volleyball hall of the Thai capital Bangkok, the determined Iranian juniors handed Morocco a 3-0 licking, winning 25-22, 25-15, 25-23 in three straight games.

Iran meets the powerful team Italy Monday.

On the first day of the world event, India trounced Poland 3-0, Brazil whitewashed the Czech republic 3-0, the Aussies narrowly overcame Venezuela3-2, and Portugal gave the host Thais a 3-0 humiliating defeat.

Iran was drawn with Italy, the Netherlands, and Morocco in Group D during a ceremony held on June 8 for the World Juniors' Volleyball Championships in Bangkok.

In the presence of representatives of participating countries, the 16 teams were divided into following four groups:

Group A: Thailand, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina

Group B: Latvia, China, Egypt, Slovakia

Group C: Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, India

Group D: Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Morocco

Iran comprises the following players and officials:

Players: Mohammad Soleimani, Behzad Beh-Nejad, Vahid Sadeqi, Moslem Mohammadizadeh, Saeid Ma'rouf, Mehdi Ranjbar, Mohammad Mohammad-Kazem, Mohsen Razeqi, Arash Sadeqiani, Rouhollah Salehi-Nejad, Adel Gholami, Mansour Zadvan, Mohsen Razeqi

Head coach: Ivan Buganikov

Coaches: Nasser Shahnazi, Alireza Khoshrouei

Physical fitness coach: Behzad Noshadi

Head: Seyed Mahmoud Delavarkhan

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