Friday, 14 August, 2020

Powerful Iran stun USA in World League Volleyball again

With their home fans loudly cheering them on, Iran defeated the reigning FIVB Volleyball World League champions,  Team USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-19) on Sunday. As soon as the match ended, fans from Iran happily erupted into song.

Middle blocker Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi was dominant for Iran, recording five points off of blocks, as Iran won the battle of the block, eight points to three.  Shahram Mahmoudi led Iran with 17 points, while Americans Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell both had nine points.

Home court advantage has meant a lot to these two teams at the FIVB World League 2015. USA won both matches in Los Angeles in May, while Iran also won in Tehran on Friday 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-20).

USA still leads Pool B with 17 points, while Iran is in third place with 13 points. Iran handed USA their only two loses in Pool B. Read the match text commentary here

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