Sahand Verdian helps Iran past Turkey


Iran's Mosafer blocking a spike from Turkey's Melih Siratca

  Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017- Iran virtually confirmed their place in the second round of the 2017 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship with a surprisingly comfortable straight-sets win (15-12, 15-9, 17-15, 15-10) over Turkey in Pool B at Cairo Stadium on Monday.

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

 The victory improved Iran's record to 3 victories against a lone defeat, while Turkey remained winless in 4 matches with 0-4 record. 

 After Iran comfortably won the first and second sets the Turkish team played their best in the third set and were 3 points ahead 13-10 in the third set but the Asian team were more consistent to win the set and passed through to win the fourth set 15-10 and the match in straight sets. 

Iran's big gun Sahand Allah Verdian was the one behind the great victory scoring 11 points as the match scorer, while Melih Siratca led the loser's scorers with 10 points. 

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