Iran stage straight-sets win against Mexico


Iran captain Amirhossein Esfandiar braves the challenge of Mexico's blockers

Riffa, Bahrain, August 20, 2017 - Iran dealt a straight-sets match against Mexico (25-19, 25-12, 25-18) in Pool D of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boy’s U19 World Championship at Bahrain’s Isa City Sports Hall on Sunday.

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Iran opposite Porya Yali led all scorers on the board with 15 points. Amir Hossein Toukteh, Amirhossein Esfandiar and Morteza Sharifi contributed nine points each to help bring Iran to their second victory in the competition.

Iran established their offensive prowess early on in the match, unleashing their attacks with much power and precision. The Mexican side found difficulty in responding to such powerful spikes, struggling to pass the ball to set up their own offence. The Asian side connected with a total of 38 attacks, where the Norceca side managed to score with 15 spikes.


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