The Azzurris emerged triumphant in the first set, winning 25-21. But Iran fought back to narrowly beat it in the second and third sets 27-25 28-26.
Italy squeezed into the final by handing the struggling Iran 25-18 16-14 losses in the fourth and deciding fifth sets.
Iran rued the opportunity as it had outpointed the Italian side 9-3 in the last set.
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