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Japan prevail in close-fought contest with Iran

 
Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Japan emerged as 4-3 victors (16-14, 10-15, 13-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-13, 15-7) against Iran in the play off of 5 to 8 positions at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship here at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Thursday.

The victory qualified Japan to play for the fifth position against the winner of the other play off 5 to 8 between Egypt and China, while Iran battle it out against the losers. 

All matches in Cairo are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.


Kenta Takanashi emerged as the match star scoring 16 vital points during the thrilling encounter, while Rahman Taghi Zadeh contributed also 16 points for the losers. 

The match included a lot of exciting moments throughout until Japan - who were fitter - dominated the tiebreaker to win narrowly 4-3. 



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FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship 2017 - Schedule
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