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Iran volleyball team loses to U.S. in four-match series

Source: Tehran Times

Iran volleyball team lost its last match against the U.S. in the USAV Cup four-match series on Sunday. The U.S. beat Iran in straight sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) before a crowd of 3,610 at the Bren Center at UC Irvine.



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"I hope they (fans) enjoyed the volleyball," John Speraw told Teamusa.org. "I hope they learned to love the game because there is great volleyball in the United States and here in Southern California."

The U.S., ranked No. 4 in the world, won the first two matches on August 9 and 13 and lost on August 16.

The USAV Cup matches are helping both teams prepare for the FIVB World Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 21 in Poland.

Iran is in Pool D along with Italy, the U.S., France, Belgium and a representative from North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation.

The Iranian volleyball team will return to Tehran after the USAV Cup matches and continue its preparation.

The team is to leave the country at the end of August to take part in the world championship.

After the prestigious competitions, Slobodan Kovac's men will move straight to Incheon, South Korea from Poland to participate in the 2014 Asian Games.


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