Leader appreciates Iran volleyball team for championship in Asia

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei extended a message of appreciation on Monday to Iranian volleyball team for becoming the champion at the 21st Asian Men's Volleyball Championship.

The brilliant victory of the national volleyball team is so sweet for the Iranian nation, the Leader said in his message.

The Supreme Leader also said he thanks the dear youth and their Iranian coach for the championship.

Iran's national volleyball team defeated Japan in straight sets and was crowned the champion on September 19.   

On their way to championship, Behrouz Ataei’s men defeated all rivals without losing a set (3-0) except for a game against China in which Iran beat the heavyweight rival 3-1.

Both Iran and Japan booked tickets for FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship as number one and two teams of Asia.

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