We Need to Think about Puerto Rico, Iran Captain Marouf Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team captain Saeid Marouf said the team has to think about next opponent after defeating Belgium in the FIVB Men’s World Championship.
Iran defeated Belgium 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 25-20) on Saturday and secured its ticket for the second round of the competition.
“We started bad and we played with big pressure on us. We managed to improve and control the match until the start of the third set, when Belgium started to serve good and changed players that helped them to play better,” Marouf told FIVB.org in the post match news conference.
“This is a great tournament start for us, but even though we are now qualified for the second round, we still need to think about our next opponent, Puerto Rico,” he added.
The Iranian team will play Puerto Rico on Sunday.
The second round will begin from September 10.