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Published:May 29th, 2009 19:31 EST
U.S. vs Iran in FIVB Youth World Championship

U.S. vs Iran in FIVB Youth World Championship

By Suren Hossein

The U.S. has been drawn along with the defending champion Iran in Pool B of the 2009 FIVB Boys` Youth World Championship.
The drawing ceremony was held at the Hotel Relais Monaco in Ponzano Veneto, Italy, on Thursday, the U.S. was drawn into a difficult Pool along with the Iran, Serbia and Japan.
Six-time world champion Brazil has been drawn in Pool D with Russia, Poland and India. All Pool B and Pool D matches will take place in the resort city of Jesolo, Italy. 
The Aug. 28-Sept. 6 tournament kicks off with a 24-match first round, with the first- and second-placed finishers in each pool moving on to Pools E and F in the second round. 
Results of the Drawing of Lots:
Pool A: Italy, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, Egypt
Pool B: Iran, U.S., Serbia, Japan
Pool C: Argentina, France, Spain, Algeria
Pool D: Brazil, Russia, Poland, India
Match schedule for the preliminary round:
Pool A: Tunisia vs Puerto Rico, Italy vs Egypt
Pool B: Japan vs Serbia, Iran vs U.S.
Pool C: Algeria vs Spain, Argentina vs France
Pool D: India vs Poland, Brazil vs Russia,
Pool A: Egypt vs Puerto Rico, Italy vs Tunisia
Pool B: Iran vs Japan, U.S. vs Serbia
Pool C: Argentina vs Algeria, France vs Spain
Pool D: Brazil vs India, Russia vs Poland
Pool A: Tunisia vs Egypt, Puerto Rico vs Italy
Pool B: U.S. vs Japan, Serbia vs Iran
Pool C: France vs Algeria, Spain vs Argentina
Pool D: Russia vs India, Poland vs Brazil