09. 06. 2021

VNL M: Iran smash USA in three sets, Italy grab the third victory

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Iran have surprised the USA with a convincing 3-0 victory to stay in the race for the next round of the Volleyball Nations League.

 

Saber Kazemi was the best scorer with 19 points, while Ben Patch had 14 in the jersey of the USA.

"We always had tough games against the USA in the past. We knew that they are perfect on serve, we knew that they play very well in defence, but today we perfectly blocked and we put a lot of pressure on their side out, so they had some problems. This week is very important for us, especially that tomorrow we have a hard game against Serbia," says Saeid Marouf.

Italy grabbed their third victory at the 2021 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League, overpowering Argentina in straight sets.

"It was a really important match for us to win. We knew that Argentina are a tough opponent, so we are even happier to achieve this victory, especially since that's our first victory for three points. We are a young team, so everybody is getting involved in the game, there are no more or less important players. We have a wide roster and today we were able to change some players and gain this victory," says Lorenzo Cortesia, middle blocker of Italy.

FIVB Volleyball Nations League, day 7:

Serbia – Germany 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-15)

Japan – Australia 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 28-26, 26-24)

France – Russia 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 30-28, 25-19)

Slovenia – Canada 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22)

Argentina – Italy 0-3 (28-30, 21-25, 20-25)

Iran – USA 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-23)

Poland – Bulgaria 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-12)

Netherlands – Brazil 0-3 (19-25, 22-25, 25-27)

Standings

 

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