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Iran stutters in Deaflympic volleyball games

Melbourne, Jan 8, IRNA -- Iran failed to extend its winning streak in the volleyball event of the 20th Deaflympic Games, losing to Ukraine 3-1 here Saturday.

Iran, which had whitewashed Japan and Finland 3-0, won just the second set 25-19 against the powerful Ukrainian side.

Ukraine emerged the winner in the first, third, and fourth sets, winning 25-19 25-16 25-16.

The Ukrainian team had clobbered Finland and Turkey 3-0.

Iran faces Australia Sunday and then plays Turkey Monday.

Despite the loss, the Iranian team is among the hopefuls for the last four.

Twelve teams are competing in two six-member groups.

... Payvand News - 1/8/05 ... --

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