Actually the guests from Iran caught a good start setting the pace of the game in the opening phases before the local guys drew level at 13 after a time-out asked by their head coach Andrea Anastasi. Poland eventually pocketed the opening set 26-24 and the start of set 2 was as close as the final rush of the previous stage. Poland accelerated its pace after the second mandatory stop and eventually cruised to the final 25-20 that sealed the provisional 2:0 in sets. Poland asserted its supremacy also in set 3 claiming a margin of 3 points after the first technical time-out, eventually claiming its first match with a 3:0 win (25-22).
“We have been training very hard in the past days and so our shape is not optimal. However, things are going good for us and we still have some time left before the start of the Olympic tournament” said Anastasi after the match. “Some players are nursing minor injuries, have little problems with their back, knee our shoulder, but this is normal after the intense preparations we have been going through”.
“I am recovering from my foot injury and it is normal, by this stage, that we have some problems. Anyway, we want to keep and show our best for the Olympics” added captain Marcin Mozdzonek.