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Iran outlasts Finland in Varna

Varna, Bulgaria, September 18, 2018 – Iran beat Finland 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12) in an epic duel in Pool D in Varna. The match lasted 140 minutes, just a couple of minutes short of the record for the longest match at an FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship since the introduction of the current scoring system.

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Kolakovic: It was a dramatic and nervous game

Varna, Bulgaria, September 18 - Iran overcame Finland 48 years after both teams met for the first and only time in any major competition. As same as in the distant 1970, when Bulgaria hosted the World Championship again, The Asians won but this time the victory came in 5 sets 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 23-25). So after this match Finland maintain fourth place in Pool D while Iran will know their standing just after the final group match between Bulgaria and Poland.

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Match Statistics by Teams

61
Spike
59
12
Block
13
2
Serve
7
29
Opp. Errors
31
104
Total
110

31
Dig
37
31
Reception
22
1
Set
0

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Match Results (P2)

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Match Statistics by Players

Name 1 2 3 4 5 Points Spike Block Serve
Won Attempts Won Attempts Won Attempts
7 Niko Suihkonen 19 16 35 3 4 0 13
16 Samuli Kaislasalo 16 15 29 1 7 0 9
9 Tommi Siirilä 13 8 12 4 14 1 18
11 Sauli Sinkkonen 9 8 12 0 11 1 22
22 Sakari, Antti Mäkinen 7 5 16 2 3 0 9
2 Eemi Tervaportti 4 2 5 2 5 0 17
10 Urpo Sivula 4 4 19 0 1 0 6
8 Elviss Krastins 3 3 22 0 4 0 11
3 Mikko Esko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Lauri Kerminen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 Antti Ronkainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Markus Kaurto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Henrik Porkka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Niklas Breilin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Libero
Name 1 2 3 4 5 Points Spike Block Serve
Won Attempts Won Attempts Won Attempts
2 Milad Ebadipour Ghara H. 18 16 30 1 6 1 16
21 Morteza Sharifi 16 12 28 3 8 1 10
16 Ali Shafiei 15 12 21 2 13 1 15
10 Amir Ghafour 10 8 30 0 3 2 23
25 Amir Hossein Toukhteh 10 5 13 4 16 1 15
4 Mir Saeid Marouflakrani 4 1 4 2 10 1 14
14 Mohammadjavad Manavinezhad 4 4 12 0 1 0 9
3 Saman Faezi 1 0 1 1 2 0 5
11 Saber Kazemi 1 1 2 0 2 0 2
5 Farhad Ghaemi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Mohammad Taher Vadi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Mohammadreza Hazratpourtalatappeh 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
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Libero

Rankings

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Poland
5 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 15 15 3 5.000 445 343 1.297
2
Iran
5 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 11 12 7 1.714 437 400 1.092
3
Bulgaria
5 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 6 1.833 395 368 1.073
4
Finland
5 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 9 12 0.750 453 471 0.961
5
Cuba
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 6 13 0.461 392 436 0.899
6
Puerto Rico
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 15 0.200 331 435 0.760

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