FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship: Iran forced to defeat Jordan to advance to semi-finals

Tehran, July 24, IRNA – Iran, which was defeated by Italy in 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship on Monday, needs to beat host Jordan at its last group game on Tuesday to qualify for semi-final stage of the competitions.

On Tuesday, Iran was defeated by heavyweight Italy 3-1.

The Iranians lost the first, second and fourth sets to their rival 25-23, 25-22 and 31-29 while defeating Italy in the third set 25-20.

The Iranian spiker Pouriya Yali gained 20 points for Iran to become the best scorer of the game.

Iran has been grouped with Italy, Jordan and Argentina in Pool F of the competitions. The two first teams of the group will qualify for semi-final stage.  

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