Wallace De Souza and Lucas Saatkamp led Brazil in its 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15) win over Iran in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium in Japan on Friday.
The Iran men's national volleyball team has started off its campaign at the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in an acceptable form, and achieved a tie-break win over the Italain side.
Iran virtually confirmed its place in the second round of the 2017 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship with a surprisingly comfortable straight-sets victory (15-12, 15-9, 17-15, 15-10) over Turkey in competition’s Pool B at Cairo Stadium in Egypt on Monday.
In front of an astonishing crowd of over 23,000 fans, France lifted the FIVB Volleyball World League trophy for the second time in its history, this time prevailing on an epic battle over host, Brazil, 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13) with star player Earvin Ngapeth at full display.
Iran's campaign at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League came to an end with a defeat as the Asian side was beaten in straight sets (26-24, 25-18, 25-18) by European giant, Russia in the city of Lodz, Poland.
Iran continued its poor run away from home as the Asian side was well-beaten at the hands of Poland in straight sets (25-17, 25-18, 25-22) in 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League in the city of Lodz, Poland.
Iran’s chances of a place in 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in Brazil were seriously jeopardized as the defeat against USA in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 30-28) leaves the Asian side in 10th place of the Group 1 table with two games to spare.
The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), in a Wednesday report, called the brand new Asian champion Iran as a force to be reckoned with in 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U-23 World Championship.