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Published:August 28th, 2009 22:43 EST

U.S Beat Iran in FIVB Boys Youth Volleyball World Championship

By Suren Hossein

JESOLO, Italy, Aug. 28 (MNA) -- The  U.S. defeated Iran in the 2009 FIVB Boys Youth Volleyball World Championship on Friday. 
The Americans beat the defending campioin Iran 3-1 (20-25, 25-13, 22-25, 23-25) in POOL B.
"I want to give my congratulations to my American colleagues. They played really well, even taking risks in some parts of the match especially with the service. During the last set, the US-Team just did only a few mistakes and that was important for the result of the match. The fact the U.S. won is very important psychologically for them. The US-Team was the only one we did not have any videomaterial on. I think we managed to play well even if we lost. It was the first game even for them and that is an important aspect in volleyball," Jovica Cvetkovic, Coach of Iran said.

"We saw good volleyball today. Both teams did as hard and well as they could Iran will be better in the next matches. Of course it`s a big surprise for us to win the opening match. During the second set, Iran played really well. Both teams have played well in blocking and serving. Japan and Serbia are really different teams. Serbia has a strong team, as regards to physical. It will be a big challenge. The match taking place today has been really important but now it is over, we have to think about the next matches," Andy Read, Coach of the USA said in post match news conference. 
The 2009 FIVB Boys Youth Volleyball World Championship is underway from August 28 to SEptember 6.