Juan Cichello Happy to Finish with Victory at Men's U-23

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team's coach Juan Cichello is happy that Iran has finished the 2017 Men's U-23 World Championship with a victory.


The Iranian team came seventh at the competition underway in Cairo, Egypt after defeating China 4-1 (17-15, 15-5, 15-11, 17-19, 20-18) in the ranking match.

“I think we won a difficult match, because China played very well in the 4th and 5th sets. We lost the fourth set because the players lost confidence as they are young,” Cichello said in the post-match news conference.

“At least we finished with a victory and this is satisfying," the Argentine added.

Iran captain Rahman Taghizadeh also said, “This was a good match and I am very happy that at this tournament we were the winners of the 7th place."

"After two sets we felt we were already the winners so we relaxed and China took advantage of this to snatch the fourth set, but we were able to come back and win.”

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