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Iran volleyball team beat Russia giants again

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This photo published by the website of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) shows Iranian volleyballers clashing against Russia in Kazan, Russia, on June 14, 2015.

Iran’s national volleyball team have served Russia’s title-toting Olympians their second back-to-back defeat, taking on the giants in the fifth week of FIVB Volleyball World League 2015.

The Sunday clash saw Iran trouncing Russia in three successive sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) in Kazan, Russia, bagging a total of seven points.

Mojtaba Mirzajanpour and Shahram Mahmoudi got 17 points each for Iran. Maxim Mikhaylov was the top scorer for the Russia with 16 points.

Russians’ new defeat comes while the London 2012 Olympic Games champions were reeling from their Saturday routing, when they conceded to the white-clad Iran 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23).

Irans national volleyball team is leaving for Tehran tonight to prepare to clash respectively against the United States, Poland, and again Russia over the League’s sixth through eighth weeks.


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