Iran into FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship semifinals

Iran's Men's U21 volleyball team cheer following their victory over Bahrain that opened their way into the semifinals after 12 years.

Orurmiyeh, West Azarbajian prov, July 25, IRNA-Iran moved into the semi-finals of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship after 12 years of trying to get into the Final Four teams of the international event. 

Iran finished in second place in Pool F by beating hosts Bahrain 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-18). Porya Yali (15 points), Morteza Sharifi (14 points) and Amir Hossein Toukteh (10 points) led the charge for Iran’s win and rightful spot in the Final Four. 

Iran’s Yali (104 points) now joins Argentina’s Luciano Palonsky (125 points) and Maksim Sapozhkov (119 points) in the competition’s 100-point circle. 

Iran beat Argentina and Bahrain after a loss from Russia to get to the second position in Pool F. 

The teams head for a rest and recovery break on Thursday, before resuming with the semi-final matches on Friday. Medal matches immediately follow on Saturday in Bahrain’s capital city.

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