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We lost to the experience of Serbia - Marouf


Iran fought back to win sets three and four before losing to Serbia in five sets

Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2013 - Iran v Serbia press conference

Serbia coach Igor Kolakovic.
”We are glad for this win. The situation was not good for us. We played well in first and second set. Iran changed opposite player and they became good. They had good services they were very well in defence.”

Serbia’s captain Dragan Stankovic said: “We are happy with the win. We suffered a lot of pressure and we made a lot of mistakes.”

Iran coach Julio Velasco: “We were expecting to win but we lost. We did good play in two sets in last set we tied the score at 16. Our service was not good in the first set. We changed Mahmoudi and he did a good job. Every time we learn from Serbia. They showed us how to get use from good defence. My players’ fighting spirit of was fantastic until last moment.”

Iran’s captain Saeed Marouf: “We lost to the experience of Serbia. We took the third and fourth sets, and in the tiebreak we were doing an equal job. I think all of us are satisfied with our play.”

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