US Thought It Would Win Iran, Iran Volleyball Coach Says

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran volleyball coach Slobodan Kovac said that US volleyball team thought they'd win Iran without any problem.

Iran provided another major hit at FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland as the team claimed its second win in Krakow, this time in a thrilling five-setter over US by 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 19-25, 18-25, 17-15).

“Three weeks ago we've played four matches and lost all of them. Maybe they thought they'd win Iran without any problem and this one would finish the same. That's why my players played so hard,” Kovac said in the post match news conference.

“When we have a good day we can play against anybody. When our setter (Saeid Marouf) has the ball above his head, we play fast and good. We stopped a little bit later and US started to serving better, with also a few blocks that made it difficult for us,” Kovac added.

Iran, who opened the campaign with a remarkable 3-1(25-16, 23-25,25-21, 25-22) win over Italy, will face France on Thursday.

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