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WCHU23 M: Russia pass tough Iran test (PHOTOS)

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Russia overcame their toughest test yet at the Men's U23 World Championship with a 3-1 (22-20, 15-21, 21-17, 21-12) win against Iran in the first match on day three at the Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves.



Middle blocker Alexander Safonov (12) and receiver Leonid Shchadilov (12) were Russia’s top scorers while their team total of 15 blocking points was the highest in the tournament so far.

Ghara finished as Iran’s top scorer with 20 points, but a total of 25 errors was too many to give away against Russia.

Day four of competition is the penultimate round of pool matches with Russia again first on court, up against Australia, while Iran face Serbia in a crucial match that could decide the pool B qualifiers.

To read more news from this competition click on World Championship U23 M.

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