Iran beat Russia in battle of top two in FIVB Men's Nations League

Iran beat Russia in battle of top two in FIVB Men's Nations League... 17/06/2019 Sports

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By Matthew Smith Sunday, 16 June 2019
Hosts Iran maintained their place at the summit of the International Volleyball Federation Men's Nations League with a straight sets win over Russia.
This was a battle of the top two in the standings and all three sets went to the wire at Ghadir Arena in Urmia.
Iran won 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 to assert their dominance at the top with an eighth victory from nine matches.
The other game in Pool 11 saw Poland beat Canada in four sets, 25-20, 25-27, 25-20, 28-26.
It was the Poles' fifth win of the competition and boosted their hopes of reaching the final round in Chicago next month.
Brazil, meanwhile, are up to second after a straight sets victory over Pool 9 hosts Portugal at Multiusos de Gondomar.
The Brazilians won 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 to match Iran on eight wins.
The other game in Pool 9 saw Serbia beat China in four sets, 25-17, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18.
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