Jul 29, 2019, 12:08 AM
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Leader lauds Iran's U21 national men world volleyball championship

Tehran, July 28, IRNA - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed on Sunday the Iranian national Men’s U21 world championship. 

“Dear youths! I congratulate you for the victory. You have made the Iranians happy. Thank you!,” said Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday in a written message following the national side’s victory. 

 Iran beat Italy on Saturday night to win for the first time the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship 2019 final and be crowned the world champions. 

Iran defeated Italy 3-2 (25-17, 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 12-15) to win the world title for the first time. 

 Italy and Iran came up with impressive victories in the semifinals on Friday to reach the title match. 

In the other semifinal encounter between Brazil and Iran, the latter came up with a straight-set (25-20, 25-14, 25-17) triumph, with Porya Yali and Amirhossein Esfandiar running the show with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Victor Aleksander Almeida Cardoso was the only player from the Brazilian side who hit the double-digit mark with 10 points.

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