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Iran stuns South Korea, finishes fifth at world volleyball meet

Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA-Iran came from behind to beat South Korea 3-1 in the fifth-place clash of 2005 Junior Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championship in Visakhapatnam, a seaport in Andhra Pradesh in eastern India, Sunday.

Korea, which had won the first set 25-21, was given a surprising defeat by the resurgent Iran.

The budding Iran won the next three sets 25-22 25-18 25-19.

Iran moved up one place from the previous edition, 2002, held in Tehran.


Russia tamed Brazil at the final showdown, lifting the trophy with a straight-set victory.

The Russian side crushed Brazilians 30-28 25-18 25-23.

Cuba also thrashed the Netherlands 3-0, standing third with a 25-23 25-18 30-28 victory.

Serbia-Montenegro and the United States ranked seventh and eighth respectively.

... Payvand News - 8/15/05 ... --

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