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VNL M: Italy Defeated Iran, Brazil Overcome Serbia

by WoV
source: FIPAV

Italy secured a 3-0 victory against Iran (25-19, 25-18, 25-11) in their second Volleyball Nations League match in Brazil. Despite initial challenges in the first set, the Italian team quickly took control, showcasing strong defensive skills with 13 blocks against the Iranian offense. Yuri Romanò emerged as the top scorer with 18 points.

Photo: Volleyball World

This win adds 3.13 points to Italy’s ranking, maintaining their fourth place behind Japan, who defeated Cuba 3-2 earlier in the day. Italy is set to face Japan in their next clash. The teams have a long history, with Italy winning 40 of their 63 encounters. The last match between the two was at the VNL Finals, where Japan claimed the bronze by defeating Italy in a tiebreak.

Pool Results Overview

Pool 1 (Antalya, Turkey)

  • France defeated Bulgaria 3-0
  • Canada overcame Turkey 3-1
  • Slovenia edged out the Netherlands 3-2
  • Poland swept the USA 3-0
  • Slovenia triumphed over France 3-1
  • Poland beat Canada 3-1
  • The Netherlands defeated Turkey 3-2
  • Canada blanked Bulgaria 3-0
  • France defeated the USA 3-0
  • Poland won against the Netherlands 3-0

Pool 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • Japan beat Argentina 3-1
  • Cuba surprised Brazil 3-1
  • Italy defeated Germany 3-0
  • Serbia won against Iran 3-1
  • Cuba beat Germany 3-1
  • Japan swept Serbia 3-0
  • Brazil edged Argentina 3-2
  • Japan won a thrilling match against Cuba 3-2
  • Italy dominated Iran 3-0
  • Brazil beat Serbia 3-1
Standings provided by Sofascore

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