IOQT: Iran Registers Second Win

IOQT: Iran Registers Second Win

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 27-25) in Pool E of the International Volleyball Federation Men’s International Olympic Qualification Tournament (IOQT) on Saturday.

Iran coach Igor Kolakovic rested the main team in this match.

Porya Yali celebrated with 20 points for Iran while Daniel Vargas scored 19 points.

Iran had defeated Cuba 3-2 on day first in St. Petersburg.

Also, Russia pleased the home fans with a hard-earned 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 27-25) shutout of Cuba.

Dmitry Volkov contributed 15 points to the win. Jesus Herrera Jaime scored 15 for the Caribbean side.

Team Melli will meet powerhouse Russia on Sunday in an important match.

A group of 24 teams are competing for six available tickets to Tokyo 2020.

The teams are divided into six pools of four, with the table toppers punching their tickets for next year’s Olympic Games.

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