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Italy redeems itself with victory against Iran


The Italian players celebrate their victory over Iran

Sassari, Italy, June 30, 2013 – Italy came back from a loss Friday against new FIVB World League competitor, Iran, to win a five-set match 3-2 at home (25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 15-13).

Nearly 4,300 fans turned out to watch the match, which pitted the Italians against Iran, who formerly coached Italy’s national women’s and men’s teams.

In the first set, Italy’s Ivan Zaytsev recorded 18 points and learned from Friday’s errors to secure the court. Italy, coached by Mauro Berruto, coped well with the Iranian attack and won the first two sets by scores of (25-22) and (25-20).

Italy fell behind in the third set, and Iran took control of the moment to win the third set (20-25).

In the fourth set, Iran managed to keep a good lead and won the set (18-25).

Italy continued to play harder in the tie-break, with support of the home team fans and finished the match (15-13).

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