Iran beat Turkmenistan 3-0 in opening match
In the first match of the opening day, Iran defeated Turkmenistan in three sets (25-12, 25-22, 25-18).
As five-time winner of the championship, Iran started the game with their strength and power. Soon Iran took control in the first set by winning in 25-12.
Teamwork made Turkmenistan stronger in the second set as their active spikes and attacks made Iran stressful, resulting in some mistakes and errors. Seyitgeldiyev, No. 7, the best scorer with 8 points of Turkmenistan, made successful spikes for several times, which reduced the gap of the scores. And on the defense side, Turkmenistan improved their blocking with three players at the same time, weakening the power of Iran. However, Turkmenistan did not grasp the crucial points at the end of the second set. Iran managed to take the second set in 25-22.
In the third set, Iran showed the determination to the opponents as each position had active attempts during the game. Rasooli Mahmood, No. 17 of Iran, made three appropriate spikes that led the team to 16-15. After the second technical time-out, Iran did not give Turkmenistan any chances to win, and quickly finished the set in 25-18.
The best scorer went to Aghchehli Rasoul, No. 1 of Iran, who capped 11 points efficiently from 27 attempts.