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News number: 9007275259

08:20 | 2011-11-29

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Iran Thrash Egypt in Volleyball World Cup

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's national volleyball team won Egypt in three straight sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-15) in the 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan.



The win gives Iran a 5-2 record for the tournament, while Egypt falls to 1-5.

Mehdi Bazargarde once again paced Iran with a team-high 14 points, while Hamzeh Zarini and Alireza Nadi added nine apiece. Nadi was named the most impressive player of the match. Reda Haikal was the higher scorer for Egypt with 14 points.

Iran controlled the match from start to finish and force Egypt into many unforced errors. The Iranians exhibited superior offensive and defensive skills in the win.

Iranians now stand fourth in the table with five wins and two defeats.