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Iran volleyball team defeats China

Press TV - Iran's Peykan volleyball team has defeated the Chinese side at the 19th Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship in Kazakhstan.

The Chinese outfit beat Iran 26-24 in the first set of the game on Thursday, but Iran took the lead and defeated Hanan in the next three sets 25-23, 25-15 and 25-20.

The Asian defending champions, coached by Mostafa Karkhaneh, must now meet UAE's Al-Nasr in its second match at 2:30 pm local time Friday.

The 19th Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship began June 17 and will conclude July 24 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Peykan claimed the 2007 Asian Men's Volleyball Clubs Championship for the second consecutive year after thrashing Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 3-0 in the final in the Bahrain capital Manama.

The Peykan Volleyball Club is a professional volleyball team based in the Iranian capital, Tehran. The team is sponsored by Iran's leading automobile manufacturer, Iran Khodro.

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