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FIVB World League: Iran volleyball team stuns US in Tehran

Report by ISNA. Photos by Mohammad Babaei, Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran's national volleyball team has beaten US in straight sets in a Pool B match of the 2015 FIVB World League.

Iranian volleyballers landed the defending champions their first loss of the 2015 season to send a packed 12,000-seater Azadi stadium to cheers late on Friday night.

Iran National Volleyball Team

U.S. National Volleyball Team

Having steered the Iranian squad to its first-ever World League victory over the United States, the host's Serbian boss Slobodan Kovač hailed his boys' performance, saying, "It was a very difficult game for both teams but we can still do much better."

Supported by thousands of roaring fans, Iran managed to trounce US, who had won all their six previous matches, in three successive sets (25-19, 29-27, 25-20) in the fifth week of the tournament.

Shahram Mahmoudi scored 17 points to help Iran break US unbeaten record.

The two rivals are scheduled to meet once again on Sunday.

Iran is also set to take on Poland on June 26 and 28 and will play against Russia on July 3 and 4.


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