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.
The final day of the FIVB Volleyball World League at the Maracanazinho Arena featured two straight-sets victories; France defeated Serbia 3-0 to claim its first title while the USA upset world champion Poland to win bronze.
The 2014 FIVB World League champion USA got its 2015 campaign off to a winning start on Saturday, beating last year's semifinalist Iran 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23) in Pool B. Taylor Sander scored a game-high 19 points for USA while Shahram Mahmoudi scored 17 for Iran.
The International Volleyball Federation announced that the FIVB Volleyball World League 2015 Group 1 finals will be played at the Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tournament will serve as a test event for the volleyball competition at the Olympic Games in 2016, which will take place at the same venue.
Defending champion the United States will be one of a record 32 teams to participate in the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League, the International Volleyball Federation’s premier annual competition for men’s national teams.