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Italy beat Iran for eighth victory in World Cup

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Tokyo, Japan, December 4, 2011 - Italy notched a four-set victory (25-13, 25-17, 20-25, 25-18) over Iran on the final day of fourth-round action at 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup at Yoyogi National Gym on Sunday.


Iran’s top scorer of the day, Arash Kamalvand, takes on the Italian double block of Luigi Mastrangelo (left, #1) and Ivan Zaytsev

The triumph gave Italy an 8-3 record, while Iran finished the tournament 5-5.

Michal Lasko scored a match-high 25 points for Italy in the win. Cristian Savani had 13 and was named the most impressive player of the match.

Arash Kamalvand had 12 points for Iran in the loss. Amir Ghafour added 11 points. Italy took the first two sets in expeditious fashion and grabbed control of the match with fine passing and defense

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