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Russia beat Iran 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) - duration 1:13
31-Aug, start time: 11:00, end time: 12:13 - Attendance: 1,500
5th title for Russia through uninterested defeating the host!
Iran started the 1st set whit 3 receivers (kolivand, sadeghiani,and zarif)&was better than Russia until the 2nd technical timeout. From points continuously, Iranians making many mistaken serving. Finally the set ended (20-25) for Russia.
From the beginning of the 2nd set, mahdavi & andalib replaced marouf& sadeghiani for iran , looked like that this time Iranians have got enough incentive to win . in this set the tactics of both teams were based upon strong sets on sides of the net & Russians showed better in this case. Iranians were not clever enough to obtain points & through losing this set (19-25), they approached their first defeat by a European team.
In the 3rd set Russians tried to speed up the game & this led to their keeping Iranians back. Iranians poor blocking & serving , and Russians scoring well, the set turned out to be (19-25) for Russians.