13. 09. 2018

WCH 2018 M: Home court doesn't help Konstantinov's side, Iran victorious!

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The Bulgarian men's volleyball national team has suffered the first defeat at the World Championship.


Iran has come to this tournament to make some big things and they are slowly marching to that goal. 

After taking the first two sets, Iran couldn't keep that level of performance, so the Bulgarians took the opportunity to decrease the lead of the rival.

However, in the fourth set, Igor Kolakovic's side played again at the high level, clinching the game in four sets!

Mohammad Manavi was the best scorer with 21 points, while two players had the same number of points each: Seyed Mousavi and Amir Ghafour - 11. Ali Shafiei added 10. In Bulgaria, Todor Skrimov had 17, while Nikolay Uchikova, Viktor Yosifov and Nikolay Penchev had 10 points each.

POOL D, second round:

Puerto Rico – Poland 0-3 (14-25, 12-25, 15-25)

Iran – Bulgaria 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19)

14 Sep  17:00     Finland – Cuba

First round results:

Bulgaria – Finland 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-22)

Iran – Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-18)

Cuba – Poland 1-3 (18-25, 19-25, 25-21, 14-25)


Check out the results and standings at the World Championship 2018 M page.

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WCH 2018 M: These are the Pools for the second round of the World Champs!

Re: @Sorin Acela
Agree!!! In addition to that, first round groups were UNBALANCED. For instance, Group A consists of really weak teams: Italy, Slovenia, Dom. Rep., Arg, Japan and Belgium!!! On the other hand, Pool C has SERBIA, USA and RUSSIA, most probably ITALY would have lost against all of these 3 teams. This is UNFAIR! Teams should not be charged with their first round performances because of this obvious unbalanced groups!! AGAIN, CROOKED FIVB!!! Reply

WCH 2018 M: These are the Pools for the second round of the World Champs!

maybe it's time to reward constant performance and results throughout the whole championship instead of last games Reply

WCH 2018 M: These are the Pools for the second round of the World Champs!

The FIVB destroyed the World Championship by keeping the records of the first round for the second round! This way, most teams have no plausible chance to promote to round 3, including Russia and France!!!! Reply


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