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Iran take bronze for the first time ever over Italy 3-1 (27-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17)
 

Iran beat Italy 3-1 to win the bronze medal at the Men' Junior World Championship for the first time in history on Sunday. In a fantastic match, Iran succeed 27-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17. In the first round Iran won Italy in an emotional match 3-2.

In the first set, Iran led the Italians charge with 8 points, comprised of four spikes and four blocks. Seyed Mousavi, who has had an outstanding championship for Iran, led the reply with 6, including two service winners. After this the set went draw by draw 10-10, 13-13, 14-14 and 18-18. Then Iran led 20-18 and again Italian Martino draw from 21-21 to 24-24 until Iran broke the spell and won the first set 27-25. Italy suffered the injure of the libero Lorenzo Smerilli before the match so Gabriele Maruotti played in this position.

Again Iran was the driving force leading by 3 points but then the Europeans turned up the pressure in the second set, and draw in 4 points went ahead 8-6 and 16-11. With the spikes of Juan Cuda and Alex Ranghieri Italy ended winning easily 25-19 with 10 points of Matteo Martino.

In the third set, the Iranians reached the first TTO ahead by one point, but some thundering winners from Ali Sajadi kept the Asian Champions within range. As mistakes began to creep into the Italian game, head coach Luigi Schiavon called a time-out with his team losing 12-10. But this could not prevent the brilliant Iranian from climbing high on the left to bring up the second TTO at 16-13. A block of Mansour Zadvan earned the 22-16, and Seyed Mousavi fired a powerful spike to give the Iran team the set 25-20.

Iran claimed the first 8 points of the fourth set. Italians recovered for some moments the fierce attacking of their last match against Brazil and draw 11-11 but Iranians showed great desire of glory so they led again 16- 13. Ali Najafi made 20-15 for Iran and they were just five points from the bronze medal. In an electric atmosphere Iran went point by point until the match point arrived via Mousavi.

 

  
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